Images of Research

The brief is deceptively simple - communicate your research in a single image.


What is Images of Research?

Known as PhDepictions in previous years, our successful Images of Research competition is back for its third year, hosted by the Doctoral College! This year the exhibition will begin at Fraser Noble Hall on 4 December 2018.

Entries can take on different forms - it could be a traditional photo showcasing your research process, a digital photo of your data, or a piece of artwork of your own creation.

Why enter?

It presents an opportunity for all our researchers – PGRs through to Principal Investigators and Research Leaders -- to submit an image to best represent their research at the University of Leicester and communicate passion for their subject.

Images of Research is a unique display of the breadth and quality of research undertaken by researchers at the University and allows those who take part it is an opportunity to think about their research in a new and visual way.

How do I enter?

To enter, you must be a researcher or postgraduate researcher at the University of Leicester. You must be the sole and exclusive owner of your submitted image, and you must have written permission from any identifiable persons (or their legal guardians) contained within the image.

Send your high resolution image (300 dpi or more) to by 27 October 2018.

Rules of Entry

1) To make a submission to our Images of Research competition, please send your chosen image, title, and a small 100 word statement to

2) Entrants are limited to a maximum of three submissions, but only one image will be shortlisted. Submissions by multiple entrants is permitted but these submissions count towards the maximum allowance of each individual entrant.

3) Images should be of high quality (e.g. 300 dpi) as we intend to print all images as A2 – images taken on a phone, for example, may not be good enough quality. Low quality images with pixilation are unlikely to be shortlisted.

4) Images can be a photograph, collage, or a digital drawing created by the researcher.

5) Entrants must be the artist(s) and exclusive owners of the submitted image. Commissioned works such as professional photographs, photographs taken by someone other than the entrant(s) and images solely of another’s artwork are not permitted (e.g. a photograph of a famous painting).

6) You must have written permission from any identifiable persons (or their legal guardians) contained within the image.

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