Cover Photo Contest

Creative Guidelines and Technical Specifications

  1. Your photograph must pertain to biology (e.g. neuropathy, microorganisms, plants, proteins, ecology, ecosystems, environmental science, conservation, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, etc.).
  2. Entries must be submitted in full color
  3. Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches or larger
  4. File type: .jpeg, .tif, .psd
  5. Resolution: 300 dpi or higher
  6. Portrait orientation



  1. Open only to UCSD undergraduate students.
  2. Submissions must be your original work. Do not infringe on others’ copyrighted property.
  3. Multiple submissions are allowed.
  4. Submissions must be accompanied by a signed Graphics Permission Statement


How to Submit

  • Send submissions in the following google form:
  • Include your name, contact information, and UCSD student status (year, major, college)
  • Include information about the content of the photograph, such as location, species, or description of activity.



  1. The winning submission becomes the sole property of Saltman Quarterly and may be printed, reproduced, distributed, or modified at our sole discretion.
  2. The winning photograph will be used for the cover of the next issue of Saltman Quarterly.
  3. Full credit will be given to the winner in the inside of the front cover.