Past Competitions

2017

The second Images of Research competition ran from January 23 to February 13, 2017 at the University of Alberta. Over 100 unique images were submitted from graduate students across various disciplines, representing almost all UAlberta faculties. The competition was followed by an exhibition of the top twenty-four images held in Cameron Library from April 5 to 30.

Winning and semi-finalist images featured in the IOR exhibit were selected by a six-member adjudication panel that included both academic and non-academic staff, as well as non-participating graduate students. The People’s Choice Award was once again decided by the campus community through an online survey, with almost 800 votes being cast in one week.

Prize winners were announced during a reception on Wednesday, April 5. Below are photos from the event (Photo credit: John Ulan).

The six prize winners were as follows:

First Prize (Tie) - $700
Dylan Brenneis, Master’s, Mechanical Engineering
Self Portrait 2045

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First Prize (Tie) - $700
Camelia Vokey, Master’s, Occupational Therapy
I Am Not Alone

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Third Prize - $500
Noemi de Bruijn, Master’s, Art & Design
Wondertrail in Blue and Yellow

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Honourable Mention - $250
Ashley Sims, Ph.D, History & Classics
Divers cullort ribbans’: material evidence from the archives

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Honourable Mention - $250
Camille Burger, Ph.D, Drama
Body As A Home

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People's Choice - $700
Trevor Poitras, Master’s, Neuroscience
Outgrowth

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All winning and semifinalist images will be available to view and download via the Images of Research Competition collection in the UofA’s institutional repository, ERA.

2016

The inaugural Images of Research competition at the University of Alberta was held February 24 to March 23, 2016, with the exhibition taking place from April 21 to May 30, 2016 in Cameron Science and Technology Library. More than 100 images were were submitted by graduate students, far exceeding expectations.

All images were reviewed by a five person adjudication committee from across various academic disciplines for five awards. The campus community voted for the People's Choice award through an online survey, which was open for one week. Over 2000 votes were cast.

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Names in order from left to right: Dustin Lillico,Ryan Stanfield, Pony Meyer, Stephen Cruikshank, Hansy Herrera, and Angela Marino (Photo credit: Xinli Cai)

The six prize winners were as follows:

  1. 1st - $800 - King Me! (Pony Meyer)
  2. 2nd - $600 - Beneath the Flesh (Angela Marino)
  3. 3rd - $500 - Capture and Engulfment of Extracellular Targets by Regulating Membrane Remodelling in Immune Cells (Dustin Lillico)
  4. Honourable mentions - $250 - Pore it On (Ryan Stanfield)
  5. Honourable mentions - $250 - Havana's Shadows (Stephen Cruikshank)
  6. People’s Choice Award - $250 - The Sons Of Drugs And Violence (Hansy Herrera)

All winning and semifinalist images are available to view and download via the Images of Research Competition 2016 collection in ERA, the UofA’s institutional repository.