[visionlist] Call for Illusion Submissions: the Third Annual Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest

Susana Martinez-Conde smart at neuralcorrelate.com
Sat Sep 23 20:36:30 GMT 2006



*** We are happy to announce the world’s 3rd annual Best Visual Illusion of
the Year Contest!!*** The deadline for illusion submissions is February
15th, 2007!

The 2007 contest will be held in Sarasota, Florida (Van Wezel Performing
Arts Hall) on Saturday, May 12th, 2007, during the week of the Vision
Sciences Society (VSS) conference. 

The 2006 annual contest, also held In Sarasota, Florida, was a huge success,
which drew numerous accolades from attendees as well as international media
coverage. The First, Second and Third Prize winners were Max Dursteler
(Universitätsspital Zürich, Switzerland), Peter Tse (Dartmouth College,
USA), and Gideon Caplovitz & Peter Tse (Dartmouth College, USA). To see the
illusions, photo galleries and other highlights from the 2006 contest, go to

Visual Illusion Contestants are invited to submit novel visual or multimodal
illusions (unpublished, or published no earlier than 2006) in standard
image, movie or html formats. An international panel of impartial judges
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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!

The renowned sculptor and artist, Guido Moretti, has created three amazing
works of art to serve as trophies for the TOP THREE winners!
See the trophies at:

Illusions submitted to previous editions of the contest can be re-submitted
to the 2007 contest, as long as they meet the above requirements and were
not among the top three winners in previous years.

Submissions will be held in strict confidence by the panel of judges and the
authors/creators will retain full copyright. No illusions will be posted on
the illusion contest’s website without the creators’ explicit permission. As
with submitting your work to any scientific conference, participating in to
the Best Illusion of the Year Contest does not preclude you from also
submitting your work for publication elsewhere.

Submissions can be made to Dr. Susana Martinez-Conde (Illusion Contest
Coordinator, Neural Correlate Society) via email (smart at neuralcorrelate.com)
until February 15, 2007. 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)

Neural Correlate Society Executive Committee: Jose-Manuel Alonso, Stephen
Macknik, Luis Martinez, Xoana Troncoso, Peter Tse

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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