Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Images of Research Competition and Exhibition Returning in 2017!

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The University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) and Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) are pleased to announce that the Images of Research (IOR) Competition and Exhibition is returning for its second year!

Images of Research is an opportunity for current University of Alberta graduate students from all disciplines to capture, share, and present the essence of their research in one image. Last year, we received over 100 stunning entries to the competition and some 2000 votes were cast in the online voting for the People’s Choice award. The winning and semifinalist submissions can be viewed in the Images of Research Competition 2016 collection in the U of A’s institutional repository, ERA. Select exhibited images are also currently on display on the first floor of Cameron Library.

The 2017 competition will open Monday, January 23 so if you are interested in submitting, make sure to take advantage of the extra time and start preparing your entry in advance. Winners and semifinalists will be selected by a multidisciplinary jury according to the following criteria:

  • Originality/Creativity
  • Aesthetic appeal of image
  • Relationship between image and student’s research
  • Clarity of written description and title

In addition to approaching your research in a new way, there are also cash prizes! Six prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • First Place - $800
  • Second Place - $600
  • Third Place - $500
  • Two Honourable Mentions - $250 each
  • One People’s Choice - $250

For more information about the competition, including eligibility, competition rules, requirements, important dates, and contact information, please visit the Images of Research website. The online entry form will also be made available through the IOR website.

Based on last year, we know that U of A grad students are conducting incredible research and are capable of producing phenomenal unique and creative work. We are greatly looking forward to seeing this year’s submissions!

Stay tuned for an interview with past IOR winner, Pony Meyer and their winning portrait, King Me!, based on their PhD research exploring the role of drag king performance in the lives of drag kings.

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