V-VSS 2021 Graphics Competition

VSS is seeking creative visual images to be used as the banner image of the Vision Sciences Society website and the V-VSS 2021 meeting website. Images should be related to the field of vision science, the Vision Sciences Society, or the Virtual VSS annual meeting.

Because this year’s meeting is a virtual event, the 2021 graphic competition is different than in past years. Instead of two separate graphic competitions (the T-Shirt Design Competition and the Program Cover Competition), there is a single Website Banner Competition.

The winner of the competition will receive $500 USD, an image credit on the website, and recognition in the digital meeting program.

The winning image will be chosen by a vote of the VSS Board of Directors at their January meeting. The winner will be announced before the end of February.

The winner grants VSS unlimited rights to copy, publish, edit, print, and use the winning image for any purpose, including publishing images online, and on other electronic and hard-copy media.

Entering the Competition

To enter the graphics competition, submit an image for the Home Page Banner as defined below. If your image wins the competition, you will be asked to create variations of your image for other purposes (see Additional Images).

Home Page Banner – This image will appear on the home page of the VSS website, replacing the current image. The image width must be 1450 pixels. The image height must be between 200 and 300 pixels.

Your banner image must contain at least the year and name of the meeting (eg: V-VSS 2021, Virtual VSS 2021) and the dates of the meeting (May 21-26). The image can optionally contain the VSS logo or other text appropriate to the meeting.

All images must be submitted in PNG format.

Submitting Your Image

Email your image as an attachment. You may submit more than one image for consideration. One email per submission please. In your email you may optionally include a brief description of your image that the board will consider when reviewing the submitted images.

You must be a current VSS member to participate in the Graphics Competition.

All images must be received by end of day Friday, January 15, 2021.

Additional Images

If your image is chosen by the VSS board as the winner of the competition, you will be asked to create additional variations of your image as described below. You do not have to create these images to enter the competition, but you might consider what these images will look like when creating your submitted image.

Secondary Page Banner – This smaller banner image will appear on all secondary pages of the VSS website. The image width must be 1450 pixels. The image height must be between 50 and 100 pixels. The Secondary Page Banner can be a cropped or resized version of the Home Page Banner or a different complementary image.

V-VSS Meeting Website – The V-VSS meeting website is a separate website from the VSS website. Banner images are needed for the home and secondary pages. We expect these to be cropped/resized versions of the VSS website banners. The image dimensions are: Home Page Banner, 900px wide by 200px high; Secondary Page Banner, 900px wide by 100px high.

PowerPoint Slides – A PowerPoint slide template will be needed for Zoom presentations. Specifications to be determined.

Submissions Open: December 2, 2020
Submissions Close: January 15, 2021