Combustion Art Competition

Cash prizes will be awarded for first place ($300) in both Artistic Merit and Technical Merit categories.

Submissions will be evaluated based on their artistic merit and/or technical merit, and prizes will be awarded for both categories. Eligible entries include (but are not limited to):

  • images (photographs or computer-generated),
  • paintings,
  • drawings,
  • sketches,
  • sculpture,
  • videos, etc.

of combustion or combustion-related phenomena. Rearrangement, assembly, or modification of combustion images into an art-form is appropriate and encouraged. Some examples of such works are shown below. Submission indicates your permission for your artwork to be displayed on the CSSCI website.


Electronically submit a high resolution image or video with caption and brief explanation of your submission to by 8 March 2019. To participate, at least one of the submitters is required to be a registered attendee at the meeting and display the artwork at the meeting.

In case of an image, we recommend you mount it within a frame of size no greater than 25” by 16”. The display should include the caption, brief explanation, and submitters’ names and affiliation. Please consider your travel plans when determining art size (luggage size, for example). Similar to what one would see in an art gallery, the quality of printing, use of border, frames, 3D effects, etc, can significantly enhance the visual and professional appeal of your artwork. We recommend video submissions be displayed using an appropriate imaging device set to repeat, with the title of the piece visible on the screen. Video displays should NOT include a separate still image entry.

You are expected to set up your display at the meeting site by 8:00 AM on Monday, March 25th and remove it by the end of the meeting. We will provide easels or tables for your art displays. Contact Sandra Olson if you have special display needs. We cannot provide security for your displays.

The peer voting will continue until the afternoon break on Tuesday, March 25th. We plan to announce the winners at the banquet on Tuesday, March 25th. We thank you for your contributions and look forward to a very successful event. We look forward to seeing your combustion art work! Best of luck in the competition!

Visit to view past winners of Combustion Art Competition.

Art competition past winners

Questions about the program should be directed to the Program Chair .
Questions about registration should be directed to the Combustion Institute .
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