[visionlist] *** FINAL CALL for illusion submissions: The 2nd Annual Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest!!***

Susana Martinez-Conde smart at neuralcorrelate.com
Thu Feb 9 04:22:29 GMT 2006

Submit your illusions to The Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest
today!! http://illusioncontest.neuralcorrelate.com    
The deadline for illusion submissions is in one week: ***February 15th***!

Last year's contest was a huge success, drawing numerous accolades from
attendees and international media coverage. The First, Second and Third
Prize winners were Arthur Shapiro and Justin Charles (Bucknell University,
USA), George Mather (Sussex University, UK), and Dejan Todorovic (University
of Belgrade, Serbia). To see the illusions and other highlights from the
2005 contest, go to

In order to make the contest more easily accessible to a larger proportion
of the world's vision science community, and to increase the public impact
of this celebration of vision research, the 2006 contest will take place
during the same week of the VSS meeting, in Sarasota, Florida. The contest
will be held on Monday, May 8th, in the Van Wezel Hall, during the VSS
afternoon break: 3pm - 5pm. 

Visual Illusion Contestants are invited to submit novel visual or multimodal
illusions (unpublished, or published no earlier than 2005) in standard
image, movie or html formats. An international panel of impartial judges
_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=45&MMN_position=21:21) will rate the submissions
and narrow them to the top ten. Then, at the Contest Gala in Sarasota, the
top ten illusionists will present their contributions and the attendees of
the event (that means you!) will vote to pick the TOP THREE WINNERS!

Illusions submitted to the 2005 contest can be re-submitted to the 2006
contest edition, as long as they meet the above requirements and were not
among the top three 2005 winners.

Submissions will be held in strict confidence by the panel of judges and the
authors/creators will retain full copyright. As with submitting your work to
any scientific conference, participating in the Best Illusion of the Year
Contest does not preclude you from also submitting your work for publication

Submissions can be made to Dr. Susana Martinez-Conde (Illusion Contest
Coordinator, Neural Correlate Society) via email (smart at neuralcorrelate.com)
until February 15, 2006. Illusion submissions should come with a (no more
than) one-page description of the illusion and its theoretical underpinnings
(if known). Illusions will be rated according to: 

. Significance to our understanding of the visual system . Simplicity of the
description . Sheer beauty . Counterintuitive quality . Spectacularity 

Visit the illusion contest website for further information and to see last
year's illusions: http://illusioncontest.neuralcorrelate.com     

Submit your ideas now and take home this prestigious award!

On behalf of the Neural Correlate Society: Susana Martinez-Conde (Illusion
Contest Coordinator)

Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD
Director, Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience
Division of Neurobiology
Barrow Neurological Institute
350 W. Thomas Rd
Phoenix AZ 85013, USA
Phone: +1 (602) 406-3484
Fax: +1 (602) 406-4172
Email: smart at neuralcorrelate.com 

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