Call for entries from the National Science Foundation:
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Science created the Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge to celebrate that grand tradition—and to encourage its continued growth. In a world where science literacy is dismayingly rare, illustrations provide the most immediate and influential connection between scientists and other citizens, and the best hope for nurturing popular interest. Indeed, they are now a necessity for public understanding of research developments: In an increasingly graphics-oriented culture, where people acquire the majority of their news from TV and the World Wide Web, a story without a vivid and intriguing image is often no story at all.
We urge you and your colleagues to contribute to the next competition and to join us in congratulating the winners.
More here. [Photo shows 2005 winner in the “illustration” category: “The Synapse Revealed.”]