Los Alamos ScienceFest Announces Call For Science-Based Art Entries


The Los Alamos ScienceFest has announced its call for entries for its sixth annual SMART Contest – a Science and Math-Based Art contest. A panel of local judges will select winners that will share in cash prizes.

Artists from around the world are called on to creatively demonstrate a scientific or mathematical concept, principle, or phenomena through artistic media including digital, drawing, photography, sculpture, performance, painting, fiber arts, etc.,” said Rose Evans, curator of the Los Alamos Creative District. “Prize winners will be selected for visual impact/interest, originality and innovation, and representation of a scientific/mathematical principle or phenomena.”

The SMART Contest is free to enter. All entrants must be 18 years of age or older. To enter, artists must upload a digital representation of their artwork onto the contest website. Entries will be accepted through July 4th. Contest winners and awards will be announced during the Los Alamos ScienceFest Festival Day on July 16, 2016. Winning and selected art pieces will also be on exhibit during the festival in Los Alamos, NM. To enter the SMART Contest, visit: woobox.com/cy8be9

“This contest has been a successful part of Los Alamos ScienceFest, since it first started in 2011,” said Executive Director Suzette Fox of Los Alamos MainStreet, “We receive submissions from all over the world and see some really spectacular and original artwork.”

Los Alamos ScienceFest is July 14-17 and features Festival Day at Ashley Pond, the Drone Zone obstacle course competition, Rocket Day, a spy movie in the park, and a concert at historic Ashley Pond. The beer tent will feature scientists chatting about their work at Science and Suds. New this year is the espionage panel discussion, the New Mexico True Spy Tour, and the Spy Academy for kids.

Don’t miss the science exhibits and educational-flavored social gatherings to engage individuals, families and youth in science and history. To learn more, read the official rules, or enter the contest, visit: losalamossciencefest.com. Don’t miss a nanosecond of Los Alamos ScienceFest!

 Los Alamos MainStreet, Los Alamos Creative District and their parent organization the Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation produce Los Alamos ScienceFest.