Frequently Asked Questions


Answer

No, the award will be announced at the Conference and delivered to the winner if the winner is not in attendance to receive it. While membership in the Genetics Society of America is strongly encouraged for the benefits it provides to all scientists whose work concerns genetics, it is not required for entry into the Image Award competition.

Answer

No. Gels, activity traces, patch-clamp recordings, bar graphs, etc. can beautifully and clearly illustrate and communicate an important scientific result as much as a photograph.

Answer

As of 2008, we encourage submissions of these media if they were included in the paper. Examples of finalist and winning videos can be seen in the Archive.

Answer

Yes, as are images that are published as supplemental material.

Answer

No. Entries can also be a single panel excerpted from a multipanel figure, or a composite of panels from several figures. However, the entry must consist only of images that have been published in a single paper and must be essentially as published; altering colors from those in the journal is not permitted.

Answer

As of 2006, only images with official journal publication dates within the calendar year (January-December) will be considered for the Award.

Answer

The 2006 Award was presented at the 2006 Fly Meeting for images that were published from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2005.

Answer

Yes, although submitting a single entry from a given paper may be the best strategy.

Answer

Any result of specific interest to the Drosophila research community is eligible. For instance, images of insect species closely tied to Drosophila research have been favorably considered.

Answer

The Award is currently made to only one individual. We ask entrants to decide the individual most responsible for generating and documenting the image that was submitted.

Answer

No -- entries can include composites of several published images. Entries can also include images published as journal covers or in closely related review articles.

Answer

At this time, the Award is granted only to an individual. We ask potential entrants to make this determination prior to submission.