SNAG and 3M, Inc. joined resources to produce this competition and exhibition in 2001-2002. The exhibition was one of the highlights of SNAG’s 2002 conference in Denver, opening at the Center for Visual Arts of Metropolitan State College. Kiff Slemmons, Charles Crowley, and Edward S. Cooke, Jr. juried the slides of 180 entrants reflecting nearly 450 objects. Ninety pieces were chosen for the exhibition. Mary Lee Hu, Harold O’Connor and 3M’s Ron Wenaas judged the exhibition in Denver and awarded cash prizes. The catalog was coordinated by Anne Hollerbach and published by SNAG. Suzanne Ramljak and Edward S. Cooke, Jr. wrote the catalog essays, and Anne Hollerbach wrote the Afterword.