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Competition now open!

This annual competition and subsequent year-long exhibition brings the research conducted at Strathclyde to an audience of thousands of people visiting art galleries, museums and public spaces. 

This year’s competition, Progress through partnership, celebrates our research, that takes its fundamental inspiration from societal need. Through shared insight and collaboration, Strathclyde aims to better understand real world challenges and design the most effective solutions.

This year’s four categories, drawing inspiration from the University’s strategic themes, are:

  • Collaboration for impact
  • Transformative technology
  • Picture of health
  • Sustainable society

How to take part:
Simply click on the “Take Part” link to get started. Be sure to make good use of the helpful guides to creating your image and take care to read the small print.

Deadline for entries: Sunday 15th December


Campus drop-in sessions:
Why not pop down to one of the campus drop-in sessions to bounce some ideas off the team. We’ll be in the following places from 12pm to 2pm:

6th Nov: TIC foyer
7th Nov: Urban Bean, Nourish outlet (Business School)
11th Nov: Caffeine Lab, Nourish outlet (Royal College)
13th Nov: Flava, Nourish outlet (Curran/library building)
19th Nov: Crave, Nourish outlet (Livingstone Tower)
21st Nov: Aura, Nourish outlet (Lord Hope building)
25th Nov: TIC KE Hub, 4th floor*
27th Nov: SIPBS, 2nd floor communal area

*If you wish to attend the TIC KE Hub session, please confirm your attendance in advance so that we can arrange access for those who don’t work in that building.


Jessops are once again sponsoring the competition and providing some great prizes, further details to be announced.

There will be cash prizes for the overall winner and runner-up as voted for by the public. There will also be a prize for the entry which best demonstrates impact and relevance to the University’s strategic themes.

Eligible entries:
Please note that you must have the rights to use any image you submit for the competition so either you should have photographed or created the image yourself, or have the full permission of the author, if using a photograph someone else has taken. Images downloaded from the internet, without permission, are not allowed.

For any queries about the competition, please contact:

In the meantime, have a look at our entries from 2019 to gain some inspiration for your entry and join our social media platforms to be kept up-to-date with all the latest information about the competition and resulting exhibitions:

Twitter: @StrathImages

Facebook: Images of Research


2019’s Innovation for the Global Good exhibition tour continues to travel to venues across the country and beyond; look out for details of where the exhibition will be appearing next by following us on social media. You can also download the accompanying Images of Research 2019 brochure, featuring all the images and links to the digital stories.


“The quality of entries was outstanding. Each of them brought the excitement of Strathclyde’s research to a wider public. But many entries did something more: they showed great insights into the purpose and meaning of the research projects.”

Professor Graeme Reid, University College London, Strategic Themes award judge


For any queries about the competition, or to discuss exhibition opportunities, please contact: