Student Center Board of Advisors

Virtual Background Design Contest

Winter Quarter 2022

The Winning Designs

We asked UCI students to submit AI-generated or human-generated virtual background designs for a chance to win one of four prizes. Over 670 Anteaters voted on their favorite. These are the winners by popular vote. Each winner got a $75 eGift Card to The Hill.

ARTificial Intelligence Award Winner

Best AI-generated design

Springtime Kaleidoscope by Shawn Lee

“Springtime Kaleidoscope”

Artist: Shawn Lee

Civil Engineering
2022

Virtual-oso Award Winner

Best human-created design

I KNOW HOW TO HAVE FUN! by Aejin Yi

“I KNOW HOW TO HAVE FUN!”

Animated Video

Artist: Aejin Yi

Art
2025

Cobot Award Winner

Best AI-human collaboration design

Eldritch Aldrich by Navdha Jindal

“Eldritch Aldrich”

SCBA Judge’s Choice Award Winner

The Student Center Board of Advisors’ favorite pick

I KNOW HOW TO HAVE FUN! by Aejin Yi

“I KNOW HOW TO HAVE FUN!”

Animated Video

Artist: Aejin Yi

Art
2025

AI-Generated Art Survey Winner

Do you think machines will work with us or replace us?

Over 160 Anteaters filled out the survey. Students who provided their email address were entered for a chance to win!


Michelle Vu

Public Health Policy
2023

Won a $25 eGift Card to The Hill.

Thank you to the Anteater community who filled out our survey.

See what fellow Anteaters thought.

Survey Results

Download your favorite virtual backgrounds

Thank you to all Anteaters who submitted a design to the Humans vs. Computers design contest.

Black Block by Naveen Dorairaj

Cobot Co-Op Team

Dragoon by Naveen Dorairaj

Cobot Co-Op Team

Formations by Chloe Wilson

Cobot Co-Op Team

Liblurry by Naveen Dorairaj

Cobot Co-Op Team

n/a by Mia Hammett

Team Human

n/a by Mia Hammett

Team Human

n/a by Mia Hammett

Team Human

n/a by Mia Hammett

Team Human

n/a by Mia Hammett

Team Human

Sand Phoenix by Minh Thai

Cobot Co-Op Team

snow tree by Naveen Dorairaj

Cobot Co-Op Team

Space Peter by Krisha Konchadi

Team Human

Animated Video

Squirrel!! by Minh Thai

Cobot Co-Op Team

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