This competition is just for the University of Saskatchewan, but it sounded like such an excellent approach, I wanted to share the idea more broadly. And it made me wonder how SoTL research might fit into this kind of representation? Delicious!
Images of Research Competition
Call for Submissions
What does research look like in your discipline? The Office of the Vice-President Research invites submissions to the sixth annual USask Images of Research competition.
Show the world that knowledge is beautiful. The entry period is now until March 16.
Organized by USask Research Profile and Impact, this competition is an opportunity for all faculty, staff, students and alumni to share their research, scholarly or artistic work through the medium of photography. Submitted images must be accompanied by a 120-word (max. 900-character) description of the image and its relation to the entrant’s USask-affiliated research.
The aim of the competition is to give researchers an artistic avenue to showcase their research and to celebrate the great diversity of work taking place on campus and beyond.
Entrants can submit their images to any of five categories, including a new category added this year – Arts in focus: Images which represent the researcher’s artistic work with a focus on music, drama, art and art history, and the humanities.
The competition includes a multi-disciplinary jury which will judge the competition, and a public voting period (March 17-31) during which anyone can view the images online and cast their vote for two “Viewers’ Choice” awards.
The competition also includes a “Best Description” category to recognize the entries with the clearest, most informative and most vibrant descriptions and titles.
Winners will have their image displayed both on campus and online, and will be awarded a cash prize of $500 (grand prize), $300 (category winner), or $200 (category runner-up).
To enter or read the full competition details, visit: