AAAR 41st Annual Conference

Fine Particle Arts Competition

The 6th Annual Fine Particle Arts Competition will be held at the 41st Annual AAAR Conference in Portland, Oregon. This is your chance to showcase your creative side and help educate the world about aerosols! Entries from the competition in AAAR 2022 can be seen here.

  • Art: Submit an image of your most beautiful, interesting, or artistic-looking particle(s) or other images of aerosols or research equipment. There are two submission categories – images at the microscopic and non-microscopic scale.
  • Video: Create an engaging and educational video to explain aerosol science to a wider audience. Submitted videos will be screened by the Online Education Committee and the top 5 entries will be featured at the Conference. For more information on the rules and selection process see below.

Art prizes for each category (microscopic and non-microscopic): First prize $200, Second prize $100, Third prize $50 (prize amounts increased from last year).

Video prize: First prize $1,000, Second prize $800, Third prize $500.

To enter the Art or Video Competition, log into the Abstract Submission Site at After logging in, click on the Submit button that appears in the Navigation bar.

  • For the Art Competition, electronically submit a high resolution image as a PDF file with a title, list of contributing artists and their affiliations, and a 140 character description for Twitter.
  • For the Video Competition, please upload your video to YouTube. On the submission site, please provide a video title, list of contributing artists and affiliations, a 140 character description for Twitter, and the YouTube link.

Art entries will be displayed near the posters and the top videos will be available to view during the Conference at the AAAR Membership Booth. Each Attendee will receive a ballot in their Welcome Packet. A democratic vote will determine the winners of the cash prizes. Winners will be announced during Friday’s Plenary Session.

Submissions should be the original work of the author(s). Submission indicates permission for your picture or video to be displayed at the Conference, on the AAAR website/Conference website or related literature, including the Particulars e-Newsletter or Twitter.

To participate, at least one of the artists is required to be a registered attendee at the conference. Note that you must bring a hard copy of your art to display at the Conference. The deadline to enter the Competition is September 22, 2023 11:59 pm (ET).

If you have any questions, please contact Drs. Shantanu Jathar (, Ricardo Morales Betancourt (, Yue Zhang (, or Naomi Zimmerman (, Online Education Committee.


Rules for the Video Competition:

  • Entries can be from an individual or a group as long as at least one member of the team is registered to attend AAAR.
  • Videos must be produced in the last 12 months prior to AAAR 2023 Fall Meeting.
  • Submissions must be 3 min or less.
  • Submissions should not contain any copyright information as winning videos will be freely available to the public via AAAR's website and/or YouTube. It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that there is no copyrighted material used in the videos.
  • Videos should be relevant to either topics covered during the sessions of AAAR (e.g. atmospheric chemistry and physics, instrumentation, bioaerosols etc.) or broader topics such as air pollution, human health and climate change. Please reach out to the Online Education Committee if you have questions about appropriateness of your chosen topic.


Information on the Video Competition selection process:

  • The Online Education Committee will choose up to 5 videos from the submissions as finalists for the competition during AAAR. These videos will be chosen based on the following criteria
    • Relevance: Does your video grapple with core AAAR content?
    • Accessibility: Is your video content easy to understand / thought-provoking?
    • Engagement: Is your video fun to watch?
Dates to Remember

October 2 - 6, 2023
AAAR 41st Annual Conference

Code of Conduct


Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Portland, OR 97232


Conference Registration Fees
Member Type Super Early Bird Early Bird Regular
Full/Regular $699 $789 $882
Early Career $571 $642 $732
Student $275 $275 $366
Retiree $275 $275 $366