From Science To Art!

Call for the Scientific Image Contest 2020! Submit your scientific pictures!

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, famous Swiss author and dramatist once said: "In science, there is the unity, in art the diversity of the mystery we call the world."

And that is indeed true. Science and art seem to be two highly complex, but fascinating counterparts. This contrast creates unimagined new perspectives on both scientific as well as artistic content.That is why we introduced the Scientific Image Contest that became a very successful and enlightening tradition in the past years.

This year again, we are looking for your inspiring images: the most beautiful scientific illustration, SEM-Image, photo or graphic – feel free to be creative and illustrate your work in your way – or take a snapshot of your amazing science!

The deadline for this year's Scientific Image Contest is 17-04-2020

The prizes for the best 3 submissions are: a large-size printed version on aluminum of your picture!

A selection of the images will be published in PR-materials and on our social media channels. In addition, there is also the chance that the most beautiful images will be displayed in the cfaed building (BAR).

Please submit your images to christiane.kunath (at)


Please note:

  • only hi-res images can be accepted
  • your image(s) might be modified depending on the future use in PR-materials
  • you agree to pass the picture credit to cfaed

By sending your image, it is necessary to give exact information about:

  • the author (full name, group/institute)
  • title (max. 4 words!), short description (max. 130 signs, 20 words), long description if necessary
  • the way how you took or modified the picture (illustration, photo)

Show us your creativity - We are looking for inspiring pictures of your work! 


A small selection of pictures from the 2018 volume:

Pictures by: 1 - Arora Himani, 2 - Jana Tittmann-Otto, 3 - Martin Hartmann, 4 - Arora Himani, 5 - Arora Himani, 6 - Yannic Brasse