Do you love animating data, creating science apps, illustrating engineering concepts, or taking photographs of the natural world? In the Vizzies, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Popular Science, your handiwork can receive its due glory and win cash prizes. Submission deadline is April 15, 2018.

By Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Thursday, March 15th, 2018 - 9:48am

In partnership with, the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Vizzies Challenge, now in its 16th year, invites researchers and members of the general public to submit their best science or engineering visualization.

NSF and will feature the winning entries on their respective websites. In addition, up to 5 Experts' Choice winning entries will receive $2,000 each, and up to 3 People's Choice winning entries will receive $500 each. You can learn more about the competition and view previous year's winners at the NSF Vizzies Challenge website.

In the past, NSF has featured winning visualizations on many NSF products, including brochures, banners, and social media, and coverage of the winners has been extensive, with articles appearing in The Washington Post.

April 15, 2018

Entries may be submitted by individuals or by teams through the NSF Vizzies Challenge website.