Images of Research - Exploring the Unseen

How are entries assessed?  

Entries will initially be checked for quality and suitability for print, followed by a shortlisting process to determine the images that will comprise the exhibition and competition.  As part of the shortlisting, entries will be assessed against the following criteria: 

  • Does the image engage the viewer and entice them to want to know more about the research?  
  • does the abstract communicate the story behind the research, to a non-specialist audience?  
  • does the submission in its entirety (image and abstract) communicate the beneficial impact of the research?  

All successfully shortlisted entries will be entered into the public exhibition. Images will also be assessed by a judging panel, made up of Academic and Professional Services colleagues from a range of disciplines and expertise. Please note that the judging panel changes each year, and entries are anonymised to ensure as fair a process as possible.  The judging panel will select winners from each category and these winners will be announced at the launch of the exhibition. 

The public vote will open during the launch of the exhibition and remain open whilst the exhibition tours public venues in Glasgow.  The entry with the most votes overall will be awarded the People’s Choice Award. 

Award Categories 

Category Winners:  One entry from each category will be awarded the category winners’ prize by the judging panel.  

People’s Choice Winner:  Members of the public will vote for their favourite overall image from all exhibited images. 

Student Winner: The judging panel will select the best post graduate student entry across all categories based on the criteria outlined above.