Congratulations to the winners of the 11th annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest, hosted by the Neural Correlate Society!

This week, online voters around the world chose the best illusions of the year!

First Place and an award of $3,000 USD went to “Splitting Colors,” a color perception illusion by Mark Vergeer from KU Leuven, Belgium.

Second Place and an award of $2,000 USD went to “Ambiguous Garage Roof,” a perspective illusion by Kokichi Sugihara from Meiji University, Japan.

Third Place and an award of $1,000 USD went to “The Day it Rained on Lowry,” a motion illusion by Michael Pickard from VisuallyDirectedDesign.com in the UK.

Enjoy the winning illusions and all Top 10 Finalists!

Illusion submissions are now accepted for the 12th edition of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest, to be held in 2016.