Competitions & Contests

AstraZeneca Biology in Abstract Challenge

Entry Dates 7/31/24, 12:00 AM - 6/21/24, 12:00 AM 7 Days Left
Entry Fee? No
Contact Information

Maryland United States


The Biology in Abstract Challenge is an open call to US-based artists to create an abstract artwork representing the power of two medicines working together to fight cancer. Many of us have been impacted by cancer in some way; the Biology in Abstract Challenge aims to bring a new perspective to what can usually only be seen under a microscope.

The winner will receive a $3,000 cash prize, and AstraZeneca will donate $10,000 on behalf of the winning artist to a charitable organization dedicated to cancer research and providing patient support. The winning artist can choose one of the following charitable organizations:
• American Cancer Society
• Conquer Cancer
• Project Athena
• American Association for Cancer Research

Scientific background information can be provided by contacting To participate, please submit a digital photo of your work along with a short description to

Submission Requirements:
• Participating artists should be based in the United States
• Artwork must fit the criteria below:
Categories: Painting, drawing, pastels, watercolor, sculpture, photography, original digital art, fiber arts, mixed media
No AI-generated artwork
No installation or immersive artwork
No nudity
Physical artwork must not be larger than 9 feet × 9 feet
Digital artwork must be a [.jpg, .png, or .tiff]
Artwork should not contain images of cells and/or medicine
Artwork may not contain words
Artwork may not depict or contain mentions of any AstraZeneca-related products, brands, or logos
Artwork should not be overly negative or depict a negative point of view
Artwork may not depict a cure, saving lives, prolonging life, or providing a better standard of living for patients
Selected winning work will be subject to approval by AstraZeneca medical, legal, and regulatory review. If you have any questions, please reach out to
Artist grants and assigns the exclusive rights to print, photograph, reproduce, and use in any manner (the “Use”) the original artwork created by Artist to AstraZeneca for use in any media, including marketing materials for healthcare professionals and patients, public print and digital pieces, including social media, conferences, and corporate use. AstraZeneca shall have the right to distribute, exhibit, market, advertise, publicize, and otherwise exploit the Artwork, including any images of the Artwork, by any title, in all media, now known or unknown, in perpetuity, throughout the world