Welcome to the AMI Annual Salon


The Salon is the annual exhibition of medical art created and produced by members of the Association of Medical Illustrators displayed at the site of the Annual Meeting. It is an impressive showcase for the most recent achievements in medical visualization. For examples of previous Salon entries, visit the 2022 Salon.


Entry to the 2023 AMI Salon is now closed.


New for 2023:

  • New Platform:
    The Salon entry and judging processes will be managed through a new platform, Award Force. The new and improved system allows for supporting material uploads within the system and changes can be made up until the deadline on June 15, 2023.
  • New Categories:
    1. Medical-Legal Salon categories have been expanded to better reflect the types of work in that area. 2023 is a pilot year for these new categories – feedback will be gathered and assessed for next year.
    2. A new, optional cross-category award, titled Social Impact Award, has been created for entries that address diversity and challenges not limited to race, age, body type, and disability. Entrants may choose to be considered for this award and provide a Social Impact Statement up to 1,000 characters. This is separate from the Intended Purpose Statement which is required.
    3. A Fine Arts category has been added this year. Professional, Associate, Emeritus, or Student members of the AMI may submit pieces of Fine Art that they would like to share with the membership for display during the Salon. As with the rest of the Salon, only digital prints will be accepted; do not send original art. This category is to showcase our members’ fine art; there will be no judging or awards given to these entries. Each member may submit up to two pieces into this category, which will not count against the two judged categories entry limit.
  • New Ways to Display Entries:
    Categories historically displayed via the Digital Salon towers (F1-F4, G1-G4, L, M) will instead be featured during a scheduled viewing session and viewable as MP4 files within the online gallery. The self-view monitors will not be present in the Salon area.

Instructions for Entering Salon

 Important Reminders

  • Entrants should thoroughly review Salon instructions prior to submitting an entry form in Award Force. The details provided in the entry form will be the information used for judging and the Salon Display Label and cannot be adjusted once the deadline has passed.
  • All deadlines, rules and regulations will be strictly enforced. View 2023 Salon Instructions

2023 Salon Instructions

Eligibility Requirements

  • Individual and Multiple Illustrator Submissions – The Salon is open to all Professional, Associate and Student members of the AMI. Multiple Illustrator Submissions should have each AMI Member credited on the Salon Entry Form. Contributors who are not AMI Members may be credited but cannot be the primary entrant and are not eligible for awards.
  • Corporate Submissions – Companies and institutions may submit entries under the company name. To be considered eligible, the company must employ a minimum of two current AMI members. One of the AMI members must submit the entry. Awards for Corporate submissions will be given in the company name, not in any individual’s name.

Entry Process Chronology

  1. Submit your entry along with payment via the online entry form. The exact wording you submit on the entry form is what will be used by the judges to evaluate your entry and what will be displayed next to your art on the Salon Display Label.
  2. Review all instructions carefully and study the “Glossary of Terms” to familiarize yourself with the importance of completing information correctly, giving particular attention to how you title your work.
  3. Watch for email confirmation of your Salon registration. If you submit and have not received confirmation, email hq@ami.org
  4. Prepare traditional entries for display and shipping (see details under “Artwork Preparation – Traditional”). For Animation and Interactive entries for upload (see details Under “Artwork Preparation – Motion and Interactive Media). All digital files will be uploaded in Award Force.

    Note: A PDF packing slip will be generated in Award Force – you will need to print and attach to the back of your artwork so that it can be identified when it arrives.  AMR will print the official Salon Display labels and the Salon Hanging Taskforce will affix them next to your artwork.

Salon Exhibition - On Site Information

Salon Opening:
The in-person Salon Opening will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm PT on Wednesday, July 19

Salon Hours:
Wednesday, July 19, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, July 20, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday, July 21, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 22, 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Salon Dismantling and Artwork Pick-up:
Saturday, July 22, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Packaging and Shipping Traditional Entries

Prepare a sturdy shipping package for your artwork. For flat entries, we recommend sandwiching the artwork between layers of sturdy foam board or heavy corrugated cardboard. Use craft paper or the like for cushioning, NO Styrofoam pellets. When multiple entries are submitted in one shipment, enclose a packing list inside your parcel detailing the contents (number of entries, etc.).

Ship all flat art, 3-D models, textbooks and fine art entries, along with packing slip labels, to the address below. Artwork must arrive no earlier than Monday, July 10 and no later than Friday, July 14
(Entries received after this deadline will be excluded from the Salon and will be returned to the entrant C.O.D.)

Shipping Address:
Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa
1610 Lake Las Vegas Parkway
Henderson, NV 89011
Attention: Monique Peoples
Hold for Glen Ellwood, AMI Annual Conference

Prepare your artwork for hanging by following these guidelines:

  • Mat-less Presentation – submit a digital print, flush mounted onto Black foam core.
    • Final dimensions should be no larger than 24″ x 24”. (Multiple views may be mounted
      together as a single entry)
    • In the spirit of saving space, please DO NOT overly enlarge your entry
  • Attach Velcro to the back of your mounted work.
    • Use the rough, HOOKED side of the Velcro only, not the fuzzy side.
    • Attach six 3-inch Velcro strips – three on the top and three on the bottom. (see
      diagram below)
    • For book entries, adhere to the inside cover with low-tack tape.
  • Print out the Packing Slip generated by Award Force and affix to the back of the black foam core
    • Crop the label and affix to the back of your entry
  • Ship your Artwork to the AMI 2023 Annual Conference using the above address.

Please note: The AMI is not responsible for any incidental damage that might occur while the artwork is being handled on site and/or from tape or other materials applied directly to the artwork surface during the judging process to cover any signature. Any artwork damaged in transit may be excluded from the Salon. Display Task Force Chairs will do their best to contact the artist ahead of time if they notice that an entry has been damaged in transit so that a replacement can be sent or hand-delivered to the venue.