MIND’S EYE Brain Art Competition

Please submit pieces via this form (same link as below):  https://forms.gle/wfos3vYAtXJx4hkq9

The competition will run from March 25th until April 15th (winner announcement date TBD)

Competition Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gioS0VjSR5HyzdoX8bMlCbSnuXgwtDqu/view?usp=sharing

Competition inspiration video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwR1GCmvMqE

Competition inspiration in pdf format: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j9i1Fr-9zy5ubnvEe_U2UNfytTjQvxuR/view?usp=sharing 


Help us foster a passion for science & creativity by sponsoring our Mind’s Eye Student Art Competition, a collaboration between the TReNDS Center & Drew charter school.

Hosted by the TReNDS Center

The Tri-institutional Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging & Data Science conducts cutting-edge research to diagnose, track, and treat neurological disease and disorders, and understand how the healthy brain works. Working as part of a National Science Foundation sponsored Center for Excellence in Science & Technology (CREST), one of our missions is to increase scientific literacy, particularly in under-served & marginalized groups, to make neuroscience an inclusive field. This starts in the classroom by making science fun & accessible.

Drew Charter School

Drew is a project-based learning environment located in the heart of East Lake and serves ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse students. They are committed to an educational emphasis on removing economic and social barriers so that each child reaches their full potential.

About the Competition

At our center, we look at pictures of the brain to visualize how parts of the brain look, act, and talk to one another. Take a look at some of our brain pictures (neuro-images) from our research and use your mind’s eye to create your own interpretation of our science or a neuro-image.

The competition will run from March 25th until April 15th. Date of winner announcement is to be decided.

Competition rules

Please submit pieces via this form: https://forms.gle/wfos3vYAtXJx4hkq9

The competition will run from March 25th until April 15th

Pieces can be up to 4 feet X 4 feet

Students must provide a 3-4 sentence artist statement

All formats are accepted (i.e. 2-D & 3-D visual art pieces, mixed media, digital media).

Students are allowed 1 submission.

Winning pieces will be displayed at the TReNDS Center for 6 months. Sponsors may request to showcase pieces at their place of business.

TReNDS reserves the right to print out images of any submission after the completion of the competition.

Students’ artwork must be original. It is critical that submitted artwork not be overly derivative of images found on the Internet, in print media, or elsewhere. To avoid copyright infringement, works thought to be copies will be disqualified as will work which has been traced.



Please look to the videos below for visual and content-related inspiration for your pieces. Included is a description of the types of research that we do and and examples of the types of neuroimages we create.

TReNDS Center Mind’s Eye informational video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwR1GCmvMqE&t=2s 

Center for Advanced Brain Imaging Virtual tour: https://youtu.be/Tj_8GZCsZ50

Additional Neuroscience Resources

Brain lobes for elementary & middle school: https://youtu.be/c9HK59FaoMI

Brain lobes for high school: https://youtu.be/d4Hym5TekUE


Elementary school

1st place gets first choice from, 2nd place gets second choice, 3rd receives the remaining prize

Tickets to the Center for Puppetry Arts

Sam Flax Art Set

 Bitsbox Coding gift set

Middle School

1st place gets first choice, 2nd place gets second choice, 3rd receives the remaining prize

Sphero Bolt Coding Robot

6 month Dual/Family High Museum Membership

Sam Flax Art Set

High School

1st place: $100

2nd place: $75

3rd place:$50


Thank you to our sponsors

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