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Worm Art Show

This summer we will be celebrating the 20th Anniversry of the C. elegans Art Show!

Ahna Skop started the show in 1997 and it is still going strong. A huge thank you to the Worm Community for supporting this event!


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Thank you to our Art Show Sponsors:


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The C. elegans community is fortunate to have generated many wonderful biological images and artistic renditions of worms over the years. The C. elegans community is especially blessed with a very large pool of highly talented, creative and entertaining people which makes our close community quite unique! The Worm Art show will take place during the poster sessions. Please bring your work and set up on the first day of the poster sessions. There will be a row of poster boards and tables on which to place items. We have had an excellent turnout in the past and we expect that there will be many interesting entries this year. Many past winners have gone on to become faculty! The winners are chosen by ballots submitted by the meeting attendees. Winners will be announced at the last plenary session in Royce Hall.



1. Microscopic Images - any microscopic images or photos pertaining to C. elegans biology


2. Mixed Media - any artwork inspired by C. elegans or many hours of picking and imaging

Past entries in this category have been stained and blown glass, wood mobiles, music, sculpture, drawing and painting.


3. Multimedia - for example YouTube movies, Vine videos and flash cartoons [5 minute maximum length]. Please upload them to YouTube, Vine or Vimeo and send Ahna Skop the link no later than June 7, 2017, to  Use the hashtag #wormart2017 so everyone can find it.


4. C. elegans for social justice - Art has massive power to move people to social change. Submit worm art as an innovative medium for awareness, challenging the biggest issues of our time.




Awards will be given in the categories noted above. In addition, prizes will be awarded for:  Most Humorous and Best of Show, as voted by attendee ballot.


Submission Form


Please send a digital image of your work to Ahna Skop ( prior to the meeting for use during prize announcements and archiving. Submissions will be accepted until June 20, 2017



   The artwork title and name should be placed near your work.

   Please put your name on the back of your work as well.

   It is preferable to mount your work on poster board or have it framed (reminder: we only have thumbtacks to mount).

   You are responsible for hanging and taking down your artwork before and after the meeting.

   The art show poster board area will be in Pauley Pavilion.