NNCI: Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom Image Contest

In honor of National Nanotechnology Day, October 9th, the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) hosted our annual Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom image contest. Referencing Richard Feynman’s 1959 lecture, “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom,” this image contest celebrates the beauty of the micro and nanoscale. Images featured in this contest were produced at one of the 16 NNCI sites during the past two years.

Sites from across the NNCI contributed stunning, unique, and whimsical images of the micro and nanoscale for the 2023 image contest. The public will vote to determine the winners of the contest. In addition to first place, honorable mentions will also be selected. First place winning artists will receive up to $1,000 in travel support to a professional conference of their choice and their NNCI site will receive a framed print of their winning image. Sites who received honorable mentions will also receive a framed print of their image.

The images and their descriptions can be found at the links below

Voting will begin on October 10, 2023 at noon and will conclude on October 17th. Links for voting can be found on the individual category pages.

Most Stunning

Most Unique Capability

Most Whimsical

Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom 2022 images and winners
Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom 2021 images and winners
Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom 2020 images and winners
Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom 2019 images and winners

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