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BioArtAttack Competition

How to enter BioArtAttack 3D

The BioArtAttack 3D competition has closed for entries.

Choosing our winners 

A judging panel of RSB staff will decide on a winner and runner up for both the individual category and group entry category. We will announce the winners in March 2024.

The BioArtAttack winners in each category will receive a prize for their creation.

Entries will be judged on:

  • the variety of materials used
  • the variety of creative skills used
  • the aesthetic quality of the piece
  • the originality of the piece 
  • how well the piece captures the biological basis of the subject matter

Inspiration 

From the very big to the very small: BioArtAttack 3D entries can take inspiration from the smallest parts of the natural world that only a microscope can see: think cell structures, bacterial colonies and microscopic organisms.

Entries could instead feature environments or ecosystems. Art could be based around great savannahs, wide-open plains, the deep oceans or immense rainforests and the huge range of diversity contained within them.

Hands-on science: Lab or field equipment could be the focus of your artwork, with fascinating tools and apparatus being used by scientists to provide ways to make wonderful discoveries.

Scientific concepts: Your BioArtAttack could help explain a biological concept, theory or area of biology that particularly interests you.

Art can be a great way to visualise something that may seem complex or difficult to understand.

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Contact 

Please email if you have any queries about the competition.

Check out our 2022 winners

Imogen James, aged 16 from Norwich School, won the Individual category of the competition with her cross section of the intestine, titled The Intestinal Microbial Garden.

 BAA04 The Intestinal Microbial Garden

A group of 45 students in Year 7 from Alleyn’s School, won the Group category in this year’s BioArtAttack competition with their piece entitled Clay Corals.

 BAA11 Clay Corals

You can find out more about the 2022 competition's winners in our news story, Clay corals and intestinal microbiome win BioArtAttack 2022.