Preparing Your Entry
All Entry Submissions must be high resolution as semi-finalist and winning entries will be printed for the Images of Research Exhibition.
Please follow the requirements below to ensure your image is accepted in to the competition:
- .jpg or .tiff (LZW compression recommended) file formats only
- 300 dpi (dots per inch)
- Maximum file size: 1 GB
- MINIMUM size of the image on the shortest edge of your image: 24”
- To determine the size, take the number of pixels and divide by 150 (e.g. 3600 pixels/150 = 24")
- You can also use an online image size calculator
- MAXIMUM width of the longest edge: 62”
DO NOT resample your submission in Photoshop to increase the size or dpi.
Cameras are available for loan at the UAlberta Library.
Note: If you are limited to using a cell phone camera due to field work constraints:
- try to stabilize the phone as much as possible to avoid blurring
- make sure to send in the highest resolution version of your image
- use the “JPEG max” or “Original Size” settings to avoid compression
For further technical help, register for a workshop and bring your image so that you can check its resolution. These workshops may be used towards the Professional Development (PD) Requirement. Please note that all professional development sessions or activities must be approved by your department. You may also contact Campus Design & Print Solutions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries not meeting the above specifications will be disqualified from the competition:
- you will not receive notification if your image is disqualified due to technical considerations
- the onus is on you to ensure it meets the above specifications BEFORE you submit
Pre-submission advice from Campus Design & Print Solutions does not guarantee acceptance into the competition.
All Entry Submissions must have a title and be accompanied by a short description (max. 200 words), including what the image portrays and how it relates to your research.
Both the title you choose for your image and your description should effectively communicate their relationship to your image and your research. Consider the following questions:
- Do the title and description clearly relate to the image?
- Does the image effectively represent your research according to the accompanying description?
- Does the entire package (image, title, description) make sense in the context of your research?
Images that have met the technical requirements will be judged according to the following competition criteria:
- Overall originality/creativity
- Aesthetic appeal of image
- Relationship between image and Entrant’s research
- Clarity of written description and title
Within the context of the above criteria, all aspects of qualifying Entry Submissions are considered, including typos, exceeding maximum word length, etc.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your submission meets all required specifications. Entry Submissions not fully meeting required specifications will be disqualified.