We are seeking original artwork to promote the COVID-19 vaccines and reduce vaccine hesitancy. We are funded by the National Institutes of Health to create outreach materials in support of vaccination. Selected works will be available for free download on our project websites, and they will be included in an exhibit and print publication.

Submissions: All artwork will need to be submitted in digital form (minimum 300 dpi, for approximately 20 x 30 inches printed size). Works will be reviewed by project advisors, and priority consideration given to works submitted by January 10, 2022. Once nonexclusive rights are transferred to our project, we will award $600 for each selected work and a free copy of the book to each artist.

Do you own this work? Please know that you will be required to sign a release form that says you have not used images from the internet, magazines, books, and the like. Any copyright images will have to be verified for fair use, and all photographs of humans require a release form from the subjects.

Who are we? See our work at World of Viruses and Worlds of Connections. Contact Meghan Leadabrand at or Judy Diamond at with questions.

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We welcome submissions by artists of all ages and experience levels. Please share this opportunity widely!

This project is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health under award R25GM129836 (2018-2023; Julia McQuillan PI). Parts of project were also supported by National Science Foundation through award DRL2028026 (2020-2021; Judy Diamond PI). Any opinions, findings, or conclusions expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Institutes of Health or the National Science Foundation.  

Our project does not discriminate based on individual characteristics including but not limited to race, color, ethnicity, language, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, and/or political affiliation. 

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