Get your creative juices flowing!  Compete in the Annual ACerS PCSA Creativity Competition!

Combining both science and art into any one individual's skill set is important because it can help nurture creativity in research and cultivate innovation in the workplace. For this reason, ACerS President's Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) organizes innovative-artistic initiative in the form of a creativity competition for students.

This competition serves to encourage the harmonious coexistence of art and science in the ceramics and glass community. Students who dabble in ceramic and glass-related arts either for their research or just for fun are encouraged to share their talent!

Possible Art Categories:

  • Glassblowing
  • Stained glass
  • Pottery
  • 3-D printing: Ceramic or glass
  • Artistic painting of a ceramic-related image
  • Digital 3-D rendering of a ceramic-related process
  • Other ceramic or glass-related forms of art
2019 Creativity Award winner, Md Salah Uddin, "Algae Microstructure"
2019 Creativity Award winner, Md Salah Uddin, "Algae Microstructure"


How to compete

The following items are required to compete in the contest. Send each to

  1. Application with pledge of original work
  2. Submit your artwork/creative piece in one of the following two ways:
    • For physical art pieces: submit a picture of the artwork
    • For digital art pieces: submit a short (30 sec.) video of the digital rendering or modeling


Winning categories: Creativity Competition
  1. Scientific Creativity: We are looking for art that creatively conveys effective scientific concepts and/or illustrates a technically difficult characterization or processing technique in a visual form!
  2. Artistic Creativity:  We’re looking for unique ceramics or glass inspired art that is attention grabbing and thought invoking!
  3. Viewer’s Choice:  We’ll be showing off your art through PCSA social media! The submission with the most likes will win the Viewer's Choice Award.

The winning art pieces will be recognized and displayed in the ACerS booth during the MS&T20 Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Please contact PCSA Delegate and Programming Liaison, Carli Marsico for more information.

Take a peek at past year's winners!