images of research

Voting for the People’s Choice award is now open until March 21!


The Images of Research (IOR) competition 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. This competition and its accompanying exhibition aim to showcase and preserve graduate student research in print and digital form, foster student engagement, and support graduate students’ academic endeavours.

Submissions were accepted from Monday, January 22 to Friday, February 9, 2018. Please see the Competition Details page for more information on eligibility, competition rules, and requirements, as well as access to the online entry form.

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

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

Winners will be announced during a public reception on April 4, 2018. Selected submissions, including semifinalists, will also be printed and exhibited in Cameron Library, as well as archived in the UofA’s open access institutional repository (ERA - Images of Research Competition). Winners and the People's Choice will be announced at an invited reception in April 2018 with the exhibition to follow.

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Images of Research is organized by the University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR), and facilitated in partnership with Campus Design & Print Solutions .

For any questions or comments about Images of Research, please see Frequently Asked Questions or contact For technical help, email