Bio-Art Contest

Bio-Art Contest

Deadline: August 31, 2020
Entry Fee: Free
Prizes: from 500,000 KRW to 3,000,000 KRW, certificates

Bio-Art contest is the cultural event for science and art to figure out the beauty of our life and to project this beauty to artwork.

Medicinal Bioconvergence Research Center (Biocon) and Seoulin Bio Science are started to hold “Bio-Art Contest” from 2013, and this is the 8th year event for Bio-art contest.

We are planing to find a beauty, made by cell, human and nature on the topic of “The Life”.

For the bio scientists, it would be the time for thinking back to their own studies and to have creative time to think about the value of their research.

It would be the opportunity for general public to become interested in bio science, which would be the framework for further advance.

This effort would not only make science friendly to the public but also give chance to think about the value and beauty of the ‘life’.

Bio-Art Contest

Theme: Human and Virus

The rapidly spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus is terrifying people all over the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us a lot of material and social damage, but it has also given us the opportunity to reconsider what we have taken for granted.

The Earth has already warned us through various infectious diseases such as SARS and MERS, and COVID-19, maybe it is the last signal from the Earth to mankind. We realized so painfully from this experience that the counterattack of the virus begins with the destruction of balance with nature caused by human selfishness.

Any country cannot fight alone with the spread of COVID-19 all over the world. In the face of threats of overwhelming Pandemic around the world, we must stop raging against each other, such as racism, religious conflicts, and confrontations between nations. The international community needs to be more united, cooperative, and active in communicating with each other than ever before.

We feel the need to overcome sorrow and crisis, and we wish to host the 8th Bio-Art Contest on the theme of “Virus and Human”. We look forward to taking time to think about humanity and to heal and sympathize with each other through the works of many messages.

Who can apply

Individuals and groups (maximum of 4 members), domestic / international


  • Digital photography
  • Microscope photography
  • Computer graphics
  • Video clip


  • Grand prize (1 individual of team) certificate + 3,000,000 KRW
  • Second prize (3 individual(s) of team(s)) certificate + 1,000,000 KRW
  • Third prize (10 i individual(s) of team(s)) certificate + 300,000 KRW
  • Participation Prize (20 individual(s) or team(s)) certificate
  • Jury Prize (3 individual(s) of team(s)) certificate + 500,000 KRW


  • Application period – July 15 (Wed.) ~ August 31(Mon.) 2020
  • Award Announcement – September 2020 (Website announcement and individual contact to winners)
  • Awards ceremony – October 8 (Thu.) 2020, 2PM (planned), Gwacheon Citizen Center small theater


  • Judges – Professors or Experts related Bioscience, Art, and Education
  • Judging criteria – artistry, technology, creativity, popularity

Exhibition schedule

  • Date: October 8 (Thu.) ~ October 15 (Thu.). 2020
  • Venue: Gwacheon Citizen Center
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