Submissions Are Now Being Accepted!

This year's contest theme is "Microbiology in Space." Head over to our Contest Details page to get all of the information about what you need to submit your entry. Submissions will be accepted until Oct. 28! Questions? Contact

Key Dates

Oct. 28, 2023 (12 a.m. ET): Submission deadline

Nov. 13-Nov. 24, 2023: People's Choice voting

Week of Dec. 4, 2023: Winners announced

Interested in Hosting Your Own Agar Art Workshop?

Learn more about becoming an official ASM Agar Art workshop partner here.

How to Create Agar Art

Step inside the creative process with 2015 Agar Art Contest winners Maria PeƱil Cobo and Mehmet Berkmen. Find out how they meld science and art with this behind-the-scenes how-to video guide.

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