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03-27-2008, 12:13 PM
A challenge to digital artists to explore the complex ethical and societal issues emerging from genomic research and new genomic technologies.

The Art Exhibit Subcommittee of the 2008 GE3LS International Symposium is staging a digital art contest in conjunction with the Symposium being held in Calgary April 28-30.

We welcome submissions of original digital works of art that address the ethical, legal, and social themes related to the human genome, biology in the 21st century, or genetics in society. For the purposes of this contest digital art is defined as art that is created in a digital form. It can be drawn using a computer, created from a source such as a digital photograph, or be entirely computer generated. We will not accept digitized images of oil, acrylic or mixed media paintings.

There are no fees or any charges to enter the contest. The Subcommittee will award:
1st prize of $1,000 (Cdn.),
2nd prize of $500.00 (Cdn.)
3rd prize of $250.00 (Cdn.)

The Genome Canada Select Prize will go to a Canadian entrant selected by the judging panel. This prize will be a $500.00 gift certificate to a camera store of the prize winnerís choice nearest to their residence. The Select Prize winner will also have their entry used in promotion for the 2009 GE3LS International Symposium. All prizes must be accepted as awarded.

Submissions will be initially judged online by the general public. The final winners will be chosen from the top 12 based on voting numbers, by a judging committee which will consider the merit of the art and its thematic merit. The Genome Canada Select Prize will be at the sole discretion of the judging panel.

The deadline for submissions is April 13th, 2008. Voting closes April 18th ,2008

Please Google Genome Alberta Art Contest for full rules, to enter and to vote for your favourite.