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National Science Foundation and Popular Science announce 2016 Vizzies winners

February 24, 2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Popular Science magazine today announced the winners of the 2016 Vizzies, awards that celebrate the use of visual media to clearly and accessibly communicate scientific data and research.

The competition recognizes the finest illustrations, photographs, videos, graphics and apps, whether produced by academic researchers, artists or hobbyists.

"Congratulations to this year's winners, who beautifully and clearly combine science with art in their designs," said NSF Director France Córdova. "The Vizzies competition shows the power of visualization data to advance our understanding of science."

"Often, the most exciting things happening in science can't be seen with the naked eye," said Popular Science Editor-in-Chief Cliff Ransom. "Visual representations of scientific ideas are a crucial tool for the science community, but they also help the public learn about the amazing phenomena happening every day."

A team of experts at NSF and Popular Science pared hundreds of submissions down to 50 finalists -- 10 in each of the five categories. From those 50, a panel of outside experts picked five winners. The public chose five People's Choice winners.

View the winning entries at PopSci.com, NSF.gov and on NSF's new Instagram account (@NSFgov) for mobile photo- and video-sharing.

The honorees are:

Photography:

Experts' Choice: "Walking in Color," by Daniel M. Harris and John W.M. Bush

People's Choice: "American Lobster Larva," by Jesica Waller, Halley McVeigh and Noah Oppenheim

Video:

Experts' Choice & People's Choice: "Coral Bleaching: A Breakdown of Symbiosis," by Fabian de Kok-Mercado, Satoshi Amagai, Mark Nielsen, Dennis Liu and Steve Palumbi

Honorable Mention: "Entomology Animated Episode 1: Rifa Madness," by Eric Keller

Illustration:

Experts' Choice: "Weedy Seadragon Life Cycle," by Stephanie Rozzo

People's Choice: "The FtsZ Ring: A Multilayered Protein Network," by Jennifer E. Fairman

Interactive:

Experts' Choice: "A Year in the Life of Earth's CO2," by Bernhard Jenny, Bojan Šavriè, Johannes Liem, William M. Putman, Kayvon Sharghi, Aaron E. Lepsch and Patrick Lynch

People's Choice: "A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning," by Stephanie Yee and Tony Chu

Posters & Graphics:

Experts' Choice: "The Trapping Mechanism of the Common Bladderwort," by Wai-Man Chan

People's Choice: "Antarctica: A Chromatic Paradox," by Skye Moret
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