Science Says is affiliated with the University of California at Davis (UC Davis). Here’s a little more about the UC Davis group from the Science Says homepage,
We are a team of friendly neighborhood scientists passionate about making science accessible to the general public. We aim to cultivate a community of science communicators at UC Davis dedicated to making scientific research accessible, relevant, and interesting to everyone.
As for the contest, here’s more from the 2022 Science Art Contest webpage,
Jan 3-31, 2022 @ 12:00am – 11:59pm
We want to feature your science art in our second annual science art competition! The intersection of science and art offers a unique opportunity for creative science communication.
To participate in our contest you must:
1. Submit one piece of work considered artistic and creative: beautiful microscopy, field photography, paintings, crafts, etc.
2. The work must be shareable on our social media platforms. We encourage you to include your handle or name in the submitted image.
3. You must live within California to be considered for prizes.
You may compete in one of three categories: UC Davis affiliate (student, staff, faculty), the local Davis/Sacramento area or California. *If out of state, you can submit your work for honorable mention to be featured on our social media and news release, although you can’t be considered for prizes.
Winners will be determined by popular vote via a Google Form offered through our February newsletter, social media and website. Prizes vary depending on the contest selected. For entrants in either the UC Davis affiliate contest or local Davis/Sacramento contest, first prize will receive a cash prize of $75 and second place will receive a cash prize of $50. For entrants in the California contest, first place will receive a cash prize of $50.
Submissions open the first week of January and close on January 31, 2022. Voting begins February 2, 2022 and ends February 16, 2022. Winners will be announced by social media and a special news release on our website and contacted via email on February 23, 2022. Prizes will be awarded by March 4, 2022.
H/t to Raymond K. Nakamura for his retweet of the competition announcement by the Science Says team on Twitter.
Art/Sci or SciArt?
It depends on who’s talking. An artist will say art/sci or art/science and a scientist will say sciart. The focus, or pride of place, of course, being placed on the speaker’s primary interest.