The Science Exposed image contest, organised by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Association Francophone pour le Savoir (Acfas) in Quebec, challenges participants to tell science stories through vibrant and exciting images. Devoted exclusively to images of scientific research, in all fields of study, this selection of images brings science to vibrant, visual life.
This contest is important because it encourages researchers to create, capture and use images that are vital to scientific discussion, education, and knowledge dissemination. Thanks to digital technology and the Internet, images are everywhere and are a powerful way of teaching and communicating. As researchers are more and more frequently asked to share their work with the public, images are an effective and relatable way to share scientific knowledge. They can convey emotion, beauty and even surprise, while also fostering curiosity.