This photographic competition is open to New Zealand neurological researchers, scientists and clinicians, and will be judged by a panel of experts. There will also be a people's choice award which will be awarded to the entry with the most votes by the public.
There will be one round of voting by a panel of judges to decide the finalists, and one round of voting by the public to decide the People’s Choice winner.
All four winners will have the opportunity for their artwork to be promoted throughout New Zealand by the Neurological Foundation. In addition to the first place monetary prize, the first place winner will also have their artwork displayed at events the Neurological Foundation hosts with the opportunity to speak about the inspiration of their artwork, and the research behind the photo.
If you are a neuroscientist, this is a great opportunity to showcase your amazing images of the brain and the stories behind them the whole of New Zealand.
Remember, art is in the eye of the beholder, so be bold and show us exactly why your science is art!
Make sure to share your entry as well - our People's Choice award will go to the image with the most votes.
Our hope is that this contest will encourage researchers across New Zealand to share their inspiration and passion for their research. To give us a glimpse into their world under a microscope and to show us the beauty behind something so complex and at times betraying. When loved ones watch their family, friends or colleagues live through a neurological condition, something so beautiful can quickly turn ugly.
Our goal is that this contest will shine a new light on the complexities of the human brain, even in someone’s darkest moments.