Annual Conference

2022 Graphic Design Contest

The 2022 Program Committee invites ASBH members and nonmembers to submit original art to be featured in the graphic representation of the 2022 ASBH Annual Conference theme. Share your artistic interpretation of the theme: Reimagining and Claiming the Public Role of Bioethics and the Health Humanities.

The submission window for the 2022 contest has now closed. Keep an eye out for ASBH's e-blasts and social media for more information about this year's winners! 

General Information


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

Entry Limit 

Up to two submissions per individual or group are allowed.


Entries meeting all required specifications must have been submitted to ASBH by 11:59 pm CST (12:59 am EST/9:59 pm PST) on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. 

Recognition for the Winning Entry

One design may be chosen by the Program Committee and announced in Spring 2022. 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 select no winner or winners.

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 2022 ASBH Annual Conference and a complimentary year of ASBH membership.

Design Requirements

Design Theme

Submissions must offer an artistic interpretation of the 2022 Annual Conference theme.

Reimagining and Claiming the Role of Public Bioethics and Health Humanities

ASBH’s 24th Annual Conference examines the role of bioethics and the health humanities in understanding some of our most pressing public controversies and concerns. We will critically explore the transformations that bioethics and the health humanities have undergone in both their evolution as fields and their engagement with the public as highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we gather in person for the first time since the start of the pandemic, let us use lessons learned to reimagine and claim the public role of bioethics and the health humanities, reflect on different types of interconnection and engagement with the public, and together chart new courses forward.

The conference will address critical questions such as these: How can we reckon with past failings and rebuild trust among diverse communities? How might the public face of bioethics continue to shift over the coming years? How can we recognize the connections between bioethics and the health humanities and use these intersections to propel us toward solutions to pressing public problems?


Inclusion of the ASBH logo or text referring to the Annual Conference or the conference theme in the submission is not required. 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.


All artists will retain the rights to their work but must grant ASBH unlimited license to use all or part of the design in relation to the 2022 Annual Conference. To the extent allowed by law, the artist grants a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, sublicensable, unconditional, and transferable license to 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 the artist's entry, name, and biographical material, including, but not limited to, use 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.