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About Science Exposed

Science Exposed is a contest organized by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and devoted exclusively to images of scientific research, in all fields of study. In 2016, NSERC was proud to collaborate with the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) and open La preuve par l'image to candidates all across Canada. Acfas is responsible for the Francophone segment of the contest, La prevue par l'image, and NSERC is responsible for the Anglophone segment, Science Exposed.

This contest is important because…

  • Researchers create, capture and use images that are vital to scientific discussion, education, and knowledge dissemination.
  • Images are a powerful way of teaching and communicating.
  • Images are now ubiquitous in everyday life. Thanks to digital technology, the use of images has skyrocketed, especially on the Internet, which has become a highly visual learning medium.
  • Researchers are being more frequently asked to share their work with the public, and images are an effective, relatable way to share scientific knowledge. They can convey emotion, beauty, and even surprise, while also fostering curiosity.

Contest goals

  • Showcase images of Canadian research
  • Foster interest in science and scientific curiosity in all audiences
  • Build a database of scientific images of Canadian research
  • Contribute to the advancement of knowledge and to new uses of scientific images

Promotional tool kit

Help us promote Science Exposed by posting the below images and captions on your social media networks and by sending an email to your networks.


Subject: Submit now your research image to Science Exposed 2018!

NSERC has recently launched its annual Science Exposed contest, in collaboration with l'Acfas. The research image contest challenges Canadians to combine creativity and science for a chance to win one of four cash prizes of $2,000.

The Science Exposed contest is devoted exclusively to images of scientific research, in all fields of study. We invite all to review the contest rules before capturing your image. Contest closes on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

A French version of this competition, called La preuve par l'image is also organized by l'Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) in collaboration with NSERC.

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Submit your research image today for a chance to win $2,000! @NSERC_CRSNG @_Acfas

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