[visionlist] Illusion submission EXTENSION: The 2nd Annual Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest!!

Susana Martinez-Conde smart at neuralcorrelate.com
Thu Feb 16 17:40:36 GMT 2006

***DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND*** -- The deadline for The 2nd Annual Best Visual
Illusion of the Year Contest has been extended. FINAL (no exceptions)
submission date is now ***March 1st***!


Many of the most outstanding illusion creators in the world have asked us to
extend the deadline so as to perfect their contributions for the contest!
And we have already received dozens of outstanding submissions for this
year's contest! The voters at The 2nd Annual Best Illusion of the Year
Contest, in Sarasota, Florida, will certainly see the Best and Most Exciting
New Illusions of the Year: it will be difficult to decide on the Best of the
Best, and that's why we need you to attend. This award is chosen by the
community, and not by a committee, so please come and make your vote! The
contest will be held on Monday, May 8th, in the Van Wezel Hall, during the
VSS meeting 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illusions (unpublished, or published no earlier than 2005) in standard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
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

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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