Montage of different faces

Images of Research 2023: Hope for humanity

Terms and conditions

  • Images can be full colour or black and white.
  • Entrants are welcome to use any visual medium, though you must be able to scan/photograph and submit a digital version of your image.
  • Images must be of a high resolution: a minimum of 300dpi (dots per inch) at A3 size. If taking a photo, set your camera to high resolution with no image compression. Mobile phone cameras should be set to take High Definition (HD) photos – most default to low resolution for online use.
  • Images must be JPEG or TIFF format (TIFF is preferred); no other file formats will be accepted. If you are unsure how to convert an image, please email prior to submission.
  • Images can be portrait or landscape and should include an area where text can be placed.
  • No explanatory text should be added to the image (text that is part of a scene being photographed may be permissible – please email prior to submission if you need any clarity about your entry). Entry text will be incorporated into shortlisted images when being prepared for print.
  • Images should not contain any logos – please email prior to submission if you need advice about covering or removing logos from your entry.
  • Competition and exhibition eligibility criteria for authors’ work is as follows:

Entries eligible for the competition:

  • Images wholly created by the entrant.
  • Images created by the entrant incorporating others’ work providing:
    • the entrant can prove the image(s) is/are free for use (see How can I check the author and copyright of an image?) or they have permission to use the image.
    • the entrant has significantly altered someone else’s work (and they have permission to do so) to make it more relevant to their research. This could be by creating a collage of a number of images or by significantly altering a single image created by someone else, for example.

Entries eligible for the exhibition but not the competition:

  • Images created by a commissioned photographer or artist.
  • Copyright-free images created by someone other than the entrant and not significantly altered by the entrant.

Entries not eligible for the exhibition or the competition:

  • Images downloaded from the internet where author and/or copyright cannot be established.


Copyright, liability and consent

By entering this competition, you consent to the University of Strathclyde retaining the right to use all submitted entries (including those not chosen to be reproduced) in materials without requiring further permission from you.  The materials can include, but are not limited to, the exhibitions (printed and online), the website and print materials.  As an entrant you will retain all intellectual property, including copyright, but as such, you hereby grant to the University of Strathclyde a non-exclusive, royalty-free licence in perpetuity to reproduce works based on your submission without any obligation to compensate you.  The owner of the work will be appropriately acknowledged (e.g. © 2019 Name).

The University will not be liable in any way for an entry.  It is your responsibility to:

  • Secure permission from anyone visible in your photograph by ensuring that you have written permission to use the image. All recognisable people in your image should complete the UoS IoR subject consent form prior to the competition deadline.
  • Ensure that there are no infringements of third-party intellectual property rights.  You must either wholly own the image, or obtain the written authority of contributors both to submit the image to this competition and to grant the University of Strathclyde a non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to reproduce works based on your submission.