Graphic / illustration and design cover for a scientific publication

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $500
  • Entries Received: 8
  • Winner: marcosrmoraes

Contest Brief

Looking for cover art for a scientific journal (Cell press, see [login to view URL] for cover art examples). Submissions will be required to pass a plagiarism/copy-write check and must be original and come with all copy-write permission to publish as cover of the journal and on line, as well as permission to use for any press releases etc. The winning artist must state the entries are their original work and must agree to allow this work to be published online by either the academic journal or the contest runners website.

The cover art is for a scientific study that uses fruit flies and mice genetic model systems to show that artificial sweeteners (in the context of a balanced diet) make animals feel more hungry, eat more, and actually alter how real sugar tastes (eating artificial sweeteners make real sugar taste much better). We found an artificial sweetener did this by disrupting the sweet vs energy balance of food, and made the animals think that they had fasted after consuming an artificially sweetened nutritious diet.

Often with cover art, one simple aesthetically pleasing message is sufficient, i.e. no need to tell the whole story visually, but focusing on one aspect might be successful. For example an image that depicts sugar looking/tasting different, or just a image depicting hunger, etc. Abstract images that may address the mood of such a state are also acceptable.

We require minimum three options to submit to the journal, so the winning design will be based on the strength of at least three independent submissions as a package.


I have included a PDF with some of the data from the paper, so you can see how data is presented in this study if that helps. Also have included images of fruit flies taken from the web so you can see what these animals look like, but we dont own these images.

Please remember three images required per submission, we then submit these three to the journal as one package.

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Public Clarification Board

  • jorzsitse
    jorzsitse
    • 4 years ago

    Please answer my question ( #37 ) , or chat with me.

    • 4 years ago
  • DayArts2405
    DayArts2405
    • 4 years ago

    Hi Sir! Please #extended the contest time. Thanks.

    • 4 years ago
  • jorzsitse
    jorzsitse
    • 4 years ago

    Could you please answer my questions pls? #14 Thank you! :)

    • 4 years ago
    1. jorzsitse
      jorzsitse
      • 4 years ago

      Beside of this question, the 3 picture should have different style, or can be the same?

      • 4 years ago
    2. neebs
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      can be similar style

      • 4 years ago
  • sahnisunil03
    sahnisunil03
    • 4 years ago

    you want only Image based Cover ? or you want me to include text also.

    • 4 years ago
    1. neebs
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      no text is required, jsut imaging that there is text at the top. The journal picks the text after they select an image.

      • 4 years ago
    2. sahnisunil03
      sahnisunil03
      • 4 years ago

      ok, Thanks, working on it.

      • 4 years ago
  • tanzeelrahman
    tanzeelrahman
    • 4 years ago

    Kindly check my artworks #6 #3 #7 #5 #4
    Thanks..

    • 4 years ago
    1. tanzeelrahman
      tanzeelrahman
      • 4 years ago

      But the briefing you gave us in the briefpage of logo can be design like this Sir..

      • 4 years ago
    2. tanzeelrahman
      tanzeelrahman
      • 4 years ago

      Or can we talk on chat.. If you text.. Thanks

      • 4 years ago
  • ApegenStudios
    ApegenStudios
    • 4 years ago

    can you make this contest for "Sealed', please? thanks..

    • 4 years ago
    1. neebs
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      yikes that cost $33 dollars, not sure if that was worth it but lets see

      • 4 years ago
    2. ApegenStudios
      ApegenStudios
      • 4 years ago

      thanks sir... i working now.. thanks again.. :)

      • 4 years ago
  • enricobianchides
    enricobianchides
    • 4 years ago

    Please neebs I do not understand if you are interested in a specifc image ( it's look like already done) or a set of images just to check if there somebody available for Hiring ? Please give me a feedback

    • 4 years ago
    1. neebs
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      I am looking for at least three images from one individual that we can then submit to the journal for this contest. There is also the possibility for future work.

      • 4 years ago
  • ddimitrovska
    ddimitrovska
    • 4 years ago

    Sounds interesting, Would you consider handcrafted art?

    • 4 years ago
    1. neebs
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      yes!

      • 4 years ago
  • Gabrielaagee
    Gabrielaagee
    • 4 years ago

    Hi! I´m an ilustrator and I like cience, can we chat?

    • 4 years ago
    1. neebs
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      yes sure

      • 4 years ago
  • nooraincreative7
    nooraincreative7
    • 4 years ago

    i m in

    • 4 years ago
    1. neebs
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      sweet, let me know if you need any info, cant wait to see the results!\

      • 4 years ago
  • shanleyeoghan
    shanleyeoghan
    • 4 years ago

    Any information other than the image needed to be included?

    • 4 years ago
    1. neebs
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      http://www.cell.com/cell/issue?pii=S0092-8674(15)X0009-2

      • 4 years ago
    2. neebs
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      click "enlarge cover" and see the text below, once sentence from the artist at the end.

      • 4 years ago
  • ashikush
    ashikush
    • 4 years ago

    can i knw the content for the cover page.
    eg. headline , Sub dead etc

    • 4 years ago
    1. neebs
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      http://www.cell.com/cell/issue?pii=S0092-8674(15)X0009-2

      • 4 years ago
    2. neebs
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      dont need the "cell" or any other text, just the image, if the journal selects the image, then they do all that stuff.

      • 4 years ago
  • chiqueylim
    chiqueylim
    • 4 years ago

    can we chat?

    • 4 years ago
    1. neebs
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      sure, how would you like to go about doing that?

      • 4 years ago

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