Images of Research

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

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 an opportunity to think about their research in a new and visual way.

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

Our Images of Research competition is back for its fourth year, hosted by the Doctoral College. This year the exhibition begins at Fraser Noble Hall on 27 November 2019, where our judges and visitors will vote for their favourite images.

Our 2018 prize winners were:

Throughout 2019-2020, a selection of images will be on display in various venues around the county. Stay tuned for the confirmed dates and venues.

How to Enter

The shortlisted images will be showcased on Wednesday, 27 November 2019.

Submission Guidance (DEADLINE: 4 November 2019 at 16:00)

  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. Images can be a photograph, collage, or a digital drawing created by the researcher(s).
  3. Images should be of high quality (e.g. 300 dpi) as we intend to print all images on large scale A3 boards; participants have the option of a smaller print but need to indicate up front if this is the case.
  4. 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.
  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. All images are uploaded into Figshare – an online open access repository where researchers preserve and share their research outputs.
  7. You must have written permission from any identifiable persons (or their legal guardians) contained within the image.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at or


I didn’t join the competition to win a prize but for fun and to spread a little bit of my research to other people. The fact of being exposed last time and being exposed again next year is the best reward I expected – Images of Research Delegate

....I wish to congratulate you and your team for this competition and its organisation, which was a very exciting moment for me and is a great occasion to share our research to other departments and professions – Images of Research Delegate

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