Winners of the 2014-15 Images of Research competition
The Graduate School’s Images of Research competition 2014-15 offered researchers a chance to illustrate or represent their research with a unique image, along with a descriptive abstract of c.150 words. We held two competitions:
1. Professional image maker and PhD student, John Sunderland, was invited to choose his top three.
2. Visitors to the exhibition, and online poll on the Research Support Hub, voted for their favourite three images.
In competition 1 John chose research student Lauren Samet’s “Determination!” in first place. He chose Jane Youell’s “Love in the Face of Dementia” and Professor Philip Garner’s “A Dog’s Life” in second and third place respectively. John commented that “An image of research can go beyond simply showing something. As well as producing evidence, images can evoke thoughts, memories and emotions in viewers that can help to elucidate subtle nuances in research that are otherwise hard to get across.” John has written descriptively on how he chose his top three – you can find that and all the winning images here.
Competition 2 attracted over 900 votes, on paper at three exhibitions and online, from January to April 2015. Saneeya Qureshi, from the School of Education, won with her image “Does the Shoe Have to Fit…?”. Second place was, again, awarded to School of Health doctoral student, Jane Youell. A joint third place was awarded to School of Education’s Kim Stuart with her image entitled “I want to live until I die” and Charlotte Dann in the School of Social Science attracted the same number of votes with “Alternative femininities”. You can see all the images here.
Many thanks to everyone who took part and to all who voted. If you are a member of research staff or a research student and this has inspired you, why not enter into the 2015-16 Images of research competition?! Look out for the call for images at the end of the summer.