Dust off your cameras, dig out your sketchbook – Images of Research is back!


Last year’s winning images.

The Graduate School’s Images of Research competition is back! The call for research images for 2016-17 is open so, if you are a researcher (staff or student) at the University of Northampton, why not take part? Pick up your camera or paintbrush and produce a unique image which captures the essence of your research, or an element of your research, in a visual, artistic or photographic way. Top that off with a snappy title and 150 word summary and that is all you need to do to participate.

Last year’s IoR was judged in two competitions. This year’s IoR will, again, be a double competition, where viewers can vote for their top three favourites and an expert judge will choose their top three. Entries for IoR 2016-17 must be emailed to Simone by November 9th 2016. There will be a launch party, where you can view all the images for the first time, on January 31st from 5-6:30pm in the Avenue Gallery corridor. Read on for the rules of entry…

cameracropflierIoR 2016-17 is open to all researchers, including research students, research staff and supervisors. Images must be unique photos or artwork having been photographed or created by the researcher. Photos must, ideally, be a 2-3+ megabyte jpeg or tif file (some mobile phones don’t take images of this quality, so try to use a good digital camera). Along with the image, you need to email (to Simone Apel) a snappy title and a 150 word (max) summary paragraph. Please see the Call for Images 2016-17 for more guidelines.

Original drawing. Julia Lock, PGR Student at Moulton College. IoR 2015-16.

Original drawing. Julia Lock, PGR Student at Moulton College. IoR 2015-16.

The Graduate School launched its first Images of Research in 2013. Justin Lance, Head of Corporate Programmes at NBS said “this is such a wonderfully simple, yet powerful, concept to showcase the diversity and flamboyance of research across the University.” Every year, Images of Research travels around the University on display and selected images are used in various University publications.

So if you are a research student, supervisor or a member of research staff why not enter into Images of Research this year? It’s a fabulous way to engage others with your research. If you have any questions please contact Simone in the Graduate School. Good luck!

About Simone Apel

Researcher Developer for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

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