2020 Graphic Art Design Contest

NEW! The 2020 Program Committee invites all ASBH members (as well as nonmembers) to submit original art to be featured as part of the graphic representation of the 2020 ASBH Annual Conference theme. Share your artistic interpretation of the conference theme: Justice and Flourishing in a Pluralistic World.

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Basic Information

Both members of ASBH and nonmembers are welcome to submit entries. A submission may be from an individual or a group.

Entry Limit
Up to two submissions per individual are allowed.

Entry Deadline
Entries meeting all required specifications must be submitted to ASBH by Friday, February 28, 2020. Applicants may access the online submission application and upload digital submission files here.

Recognition for the Winning Entry
One design may be chosen by the Program Planning Committee and announced by March 23, 2020. All or part of the winning design may be used at the sole discretion of ASBH. The design (or portions of the design) may appear on conference materials, signage, or the ASBH website, as deemed appropriate by ASBH. ASBH reserves the right, for any reason, to not select any winner.

The individual artist or artists will be recognized in conference materials with one paragraph describing the winning submission and one biographical paragraph. The winning artist(s) will be granted one complimentary registration for the 2020 ASBH Annual Conference and a complimentary year of ASBH membership.

Design Requirements

Design Theme
Submissions must represent an artistic interpretation of the 2020 Annual Conference theme.

Justice and Flourishing in a Pluralistic World
ASBH’s 22nd Annual Conference takes place at a time when themes that preoccupy the bioethics and health humanities community are receiving increased national attention. By focusing on justice and flourishing, we invite submissions that interrogate, bolster, and reflect upon those themes and our past, present, and future ways of approaching them. We wonder: What does it mean to seek justice in a world where injustices are manifest? What does it mean to practice tolerance in a pluralistic society, yet also seek truth or certainty in response to moral dilemmas? How should we pursue social justice as educators, scholars, public intellectuals, clinicians, policymakers, and humanists? Should we do so at all? What is human flourishing, and what are the institutions and practices that support it? What role should we have in supporting human flourishing? We invite submissions responsive to questions like these, as well as submissions relating to perennial topics in bioethics and health humanities. We also invite interprofessional and interdisciplinary approaches to these subjects, including empirical bioethics, critical humanities, religious bioethics, activist scholarship, conceptual analysis, education theory, economic analysis, policymaking, and traditional methods in bioethics and health humanities.

There is no requirement to include the ASBH logo or text referring to the Annual Conference or the conference theme in the submission. Those items will be incorporated into the final overall design by the ASBH staff, using the winning design.

Any mixed media suitable for reproduction as a poster or cover are allowed, including computer-generated graphics and photographs. All submissions must be original art. No trademarked or copyrighted images or phrases shall be submitted as part of any design. ASBH will require written permission from any subject included in any photographs.

Submission Format
Digital designs should be submitted as a 300 dpi JPG or PDF. If a traditional painting or drawing is submitted, it should be scanned and sent as a 300 dpi JPG or PDF. Submission dimensions must be at least 8.5 x 11 inches. Larger sizes are acceptable.

Submission Instructions
Click here to fill out the contest application and upload a digital file no later than Noon Central Time on Friday, February 28, 2020.


All artists will retain the rights to their work but grant ASBH unlimited license to use all or part of the design in relation to the 2020 Annual Conference. To the extent allowed by law, you grant a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sublicensable, unconditional, and transferable license for ASBH to edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, reproduce, store, modify, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, adapt, exhibit, and/or otherwise use or reuse your entry, name, and biographical material, including, but not limited to, for advertising, promotional, commercial, or any other purposes without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation to the entrant or any third party. The determination of eligibility of entries and any interpretation of these rules is at the sole discretion of ASBH and shall be final and binding upon all entrants. By participating, the entrant agrees to abide by and be bound by these rules.

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