Bring your repro-research to life!

The inaugural ReproBioArt Contest brought to you by the Society for the Study of Reproduction, is open!

The ReproBioArt contest celebrates visual representations of scientific research related to the study of reproduction. Through this contest, we aim to raise awareness about the significance of reproductive research for advancements in reproductive medicine and health.

The contest is open to members of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR), the Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB), and the Society for Reproduction and Fertility (SRF). We will be accepting submissions from May 1st to June 1st, 2024. Voting will begin on June 2nd and conclude on July 1st, 2024. The top 10 images, as chosen by online popular vote, will be showcased at the SSR Annual Meeting in July 2024.

Below are the rules for participation:

1. Eligibility:

  • The contest is open to current members of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR), the Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB), and the Society for Reproduction and Fertility (SRF).
  • Trainees from SSR/SRF/SRB member labs who are not yet society members are eligible to participate in the contests.
  • Images submitted must be original and have a clear connection to reproductive research.
  • Any imaging technique can be used to capture the images.

2. Submission Details:

  • Submissions will only be accepted via Woobox Entry Form
  • Each participant can submit a maximum of three entries.
  • Images should be submitted as high-quality TIF, JPEG, or PNG files (with a file size of less than 2 MB).
  • Along with each entry, provide a short and informative description explaining the scientific significance and origin of the image.

3. Contest Period:

  • Submissions will be accepted from May 1st to June 1st, 2024.
  • Public voting will start on June 2nd and end on July 1st, 2024.
  • SSR’s members voting will start on July 15th and end on July 18th, 2024.
  • Images will be displayed and shared on social media throughout the submission and voting process.

4. Voting process:

  • Public voting on Woobox platform will open on June 2nd and end on July 1st. Both contest participants and the general public may vote. Each user may vote once per image. Voting will be limited to once daily per email address. Anyone is eligible to vote!
  • The top 10 images with the most popular votes will be displayed during the SSR Annual Meeting 2024. During the meeting, SSR members and participants will cast their votes by poll from July 15th to 18th to select the recipient of the SSR Award from among the top 10 images.  Each user may vote only once for their favorite image.
  • Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting 2024.

5. Awards:

  • ReproBioArt People’s Choice Award: This award is given to the image with the most popular votes accrued through the Woobox voting platform.
  • ReproBioArt SSR Award: This award is given to the image with the highest number of votes collected during the annual meeting from SSR members and meeting participants by a voting poll.

6. Participant Agreement:

    By submitting to the ReproBioArt Contest, the Contest Participant agrees to the following rules:

     1. The Contest Participant is the creator or sole proprietor of the image and retains all rights to it.

     2. Contest Participants grant SSR nonexclusive rights to use their submissions for educational and promotional purposes, including website display, social media, print materials, and exhibits.

     3. Contest participants acknowledge that image entries published in this contest may not be eligible for use as journal cover images.

     4. Contest Participants must be 18 years or older at the time of submission.

     5. Contest Participants must be members of the SSR, SRB or SRF.

     6. Contest organizers reserve the right to exclude entries based on image quality or inappropriate content.

     7. Any Contest Participant or entry found to violate any rule will be disqualified.

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