Started in 2013 with the support of a sponsor, the NanoART contest is back in 2017, lead only by the Nanosciences Foundation, after a year of interruption.

Winners galery !


Purpose of the contest

The contest aims to illustrate via the images the atmosphere of discovery and wonder that nanoscience and nanotechnology research bear.

The first objective of this competition is fun. The second objective is to extend the interest of nanos to a large public. Many of the illustrations, models and images in the field of nano produced in researching nanoscale science may be very artistic.
(Our images bank has been watched by a Canadian organism and permission has been asked to use one of them.)

Contest Guidelines and Rules

This contest is open to all students and post-doctoral, working in one of the 33 labs in the Nanosciences Foundation’s network (see list).

Images may be submitted by individuals or groups.

The topic must be relevant of the nanoscale (≤ 100nm).

The work should be recent (completed within six months prior to submission) and original. The same image may be re-submitted once after three months, as long as the work is still fresh and has not previously won a prize.

Images has to be submitted via our online submission form, by the last Friday of each month. The winner will be announced by the fifteenth of the following month. The winning images will be displayed on the Nanosciences Foundation’s website.

Due to summer holidays, only one winner will be selected for the months of June, July and August.

Winners gallery !



Monthly winners will be awarded by 150€. If a team is the winner, the prize will be split to members of the team.

At the end of each year the monthly laureates will be entered in a final competition for the annual award. Cash prizes for the top three of the 10 monthly winners– will amount to :

1st prize : 800€.
2nd prize : 400€.
3rd prize : 300€.

Criteria and Jury

Image will be ranked each month by a jury consisting by :
Members of the Steering committee of the Nanosciences Foundation
Direction of the University Grenoble Alpes Foundation

The laureates will be selected based on an evaluation which takes into account artistic quality and technical achievement.