I’ve been asked to drop a reminder about C&EN Photo Contest. The contest offers hard cash for pics of your science. On an aside, if you also happen to be photogenic I would suggest you put some science action shots of yourself in their Flickr collection; a perennial complaint from C&EN is that they need more pictures of people doing science. C&EN Flickr group
Science-artsy flickr group abound as RSC also has their own too, Art on a Chip. They sadly only have 4 members compared to C&EN 52 members.
An other competitive extracurricular activity to partake in is crafting graphical abstract puns. There is a new website TOC ROFL dedicated to highlighting the creative abstracts of chemical authors.
I’ve decided to jump on the funny-abstract bandwagon too. If you come up with a witty pun or see an interesting graphical abstract at ChemFeeds leave a comment on the paper and your comment will immediately be featured in the upper right hand corner of Chemistry Blog under “LATEST FUNNY CHEMISTRY”. Have fun and be creative.