“We were delighted by this year’s entries. These visualizations are both beautiful and captivating; they connect scientists with citizens in a way that excites popular interest of subjects normally reserved for academic rigor,” Judith Gan, the foundation’s director of legislative and public affairs, said in a statement.
In categories ranging from photography to video to apps, the challenge received 227 submissions from 12 countries. Winners were chosen by a panel, but nearly 2,000 votes were cast for the people’s choice awardees as well.
“The winners offer a feast for the eye and the mind, making complex science vivid and beautiful,” Science news editor Tim Appenzeller said in a statement.
Here are several category winners (ordered from first place, honorable mention and people’s choice):
The first-place video went to NASA’s Greg Shirah and Horace Mitchell. Their video shows a coronal mass ejection and ocean and wind circulation patterns on Earth. Check it out:
“It’s one of the top visualizations we’ve ever done,” Mitchell with NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio said, according to NSF.
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