Congratulations to Jean Chung (from New York), our overall winner, and Sualys Gonzalez-Rodriguez (from Canada), our honorable mention! The judges loved your creativity!
"One of the great challenges of being a scientist is getting your audience to understand your work in an effective way. Graphics are one way to do that! For this competition, you get to step into a scientist's shoes! Choose a topic within medicine (a disease, lab procedure, drug, etc.) and come up with the most creative and simple explanation you can so that someone who had no idea what you were talking about, say, an elementary or middle schooler, could understand. Whoever has the best graphic/explanation wins!"
Jean's Submission (Topic: Bipolar Disorder)
"My submission is a graphic about bipolar disorder, and describes different aspects of it, such as the different types of disorders that are categorized under bipolar disorder and the changes that place in the body, and is presented in an engaging and visually appealing manner."
Sualys's Submission (Topic: Diabetes)
"I believe [diabetes] is very important to inform others about. Some who develop diabetes don't even experience symptoms until they get certain tests done. Some of my family members also have diabetes, and seeing the health complications that comes with diabetes further pushes and inspires me to spread awareness of this disease, especially to our younger generations."