The winner is a photographer whose image best demonstrates an artistic and creative approach to scientific subjects.
In the Artistic-Scientific category,
the images will be evaluated on their visual appeal and creativity in composition. The images that are visually striking, creatively composed, and display a unique artistic style will be given preference over those that are simply scientifically accurate. Moreover, technical quality of the image, including focus, exposure, color balance, and image resolution will be considered.
In the Indigenous Culture category,
the images are also expected to feature indigenous culture. The images should be accompanied by a brief description of the cultural context, providing some background information depicted in the image.
A panel of expert judges will pre-screen the submitted arts and the winners will be decided by the votes of conference attendees.