Annually, Science and the U.S. National Science Foundation conduct an international art contest in the categories: Illustration; Informational Graphics; Photography; Interactive Games; and Non-Interactive Media. The submissions of the 2010 winners and honorable mentions for each category are available on, along with those of the previous 7 years.

Science and NSF call the event the “International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge,” but I call it a visual science feast. You, your colleagues, students, and friends will, I believe, find the visuals both fascinating and informative.