images of research

Winners for IOR 2017 Announced!

Thank you to everyone who submitted an image, voted for the People’s Choice Award, and visited the Images of Research exhibit. See the Past Competitions page for more details.

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 will be accepted from Monday, January 23 to Monday, February 13, 2017.

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 as follows:

  • First Place - $800
  • Second Place - $600
  • Third Place- $500
  • Two Honourable mentions - $250 each
  • One People’s Choice - $250 (will be determined by online public voting open to the UofA campus community)

Winning and semifinalist images will be exhibited on the main floor of Cameron Library from April 6 - 30, as well as archived in the UofA’s open access institutional repository (ERA).

This competition is organized by University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) in collaboration with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR), and with the support of Campus Design & Print Solutions .

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