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BioArtAttack Competition

As part of Biology Week 2016 we once again ran the BioArtAttack competition.

We asked people of all ages to fuse biology and art to create biology-themed art attacks. This year we had entries from individuals, schools, science clubs and more! We received a variety of entries, including drawings, collages, sculptures and animations, which were shared with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Entries were judged by Dr Rebecca Nesbit MRSB, scientific programme manager at Nobel Media, Tom Ireland MRSB, editor of The Biologist, and Billy Mills AMRSB, Biology Week intern at the Royal Society of Biology.

BioArtAttack 2016 Winners

This year three winners were selected. Each winner receives a HUE Animation studio kit.

Katie Huckett for her stop motion animation of the life cycle of a cancer cell.

Year 9 pupils from the Francis Holland School for their model of a cell made from a football.

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Arnav (9) & Mihika (6) Sharma for their multimedia explanation of the power of DNA.


Previous BioArtAttacks

 

This competition last took place in 2014 and we received over 100 entries. Get some BioArtAttack inspiration from the 2014 competition winners below.

Winners

 

Under 11 Years Category

Cefnllys Science Club won with 'Bees: How Honey is Made'!

11-18 Years Category

Fatema Mohsen won with 'Rat dissection'! Below is a shortened version of her entry, a full length video is on our YouTube channel.

People's Choice Award

The winner of the people's choice award is also Fatema Mohsen with 'Rat dissection'.

Winners received a Hue animation kit along with a year's free BioNet membership.

Shortlist

Take a look at all of the shortlisted video entries on our YouTube channel.

People's Choice Award Shortlist

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'Bees': This entry was part of the under 11 category and was created by a class of students.

Children in a Science Club decided to create this film after taking an interest in how bees make honey. They show how bees collect nectar, work together to process it, fill the honeycomb and solidify the honey by flapping their wings.

 

 A020

'Evolution': This entry was part of the under 11 category and was created by 1 student.

This student made origami figures from different groups of the evolutionary tree.

 

 

 

B005'Bacteria and Virus Mobile': This entry was part of the 11-18 year old category and was created by 10 students.

The models we constructed depicted the following: Polio, E. coli, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Strep Throat, Swine Flu, the common cold, Chicken Pox, Meningitis and Tuberculosis.

 

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'The Eye': This entry was part of the 11-18 year old category and was created by 1 student.

The student has highlighted the 10 most important parts of the eye in the 3D model.

 

 

 

 B092

'Rat Dissection': This entry was part of the 11-18 year old category and was created by 1 student.

The video summarises the steps about a rat dissection showing the anatomy and internal structure of the organs.

 

 

B064 

'STEM': This entry was part of the 11-18 year old category and was created by a Year 7 science class.

The students created a playground chalk drawing to encompass all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths.

 

Under 11 Shortlist

11-18 Years Shortlist