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Images of Research Competition 2013: The Big Picture

13 Sep 2013

Capture your work in an image and share it with the wider world - entries invited by 23 September 2013 (12 noon).

2012 competition winner

The challenge

Can you creatively communicate your research to the general public with just one photographic image, a snappy title and an accompanying short description? Can you capture their interest, raise their curiosity, or get them thinking about research in a different way?

We invite the research community at The University of Manchester to take part in the Images of Research Photography Competition 2013.

Whether you work in the physical, medical, biological, social sciences or the humanities, we want you to share your work with the wider world.

The prizes

  • Public vote: £200 Amazon voucher
  • Judges' votes: First prize: £150 Amazon voucher; Runners up: £100 Amazon vouchers; Highly commended: £50 Amazon voucher

Your entries

The photographic image can be anything that captures attention but must be related to your research. Be creative and interpret the call broadly. What are the outputs of your research and where are its effects felt? Can your image feature an individual, situation or event, perhaps a gadget? Entries should aim to raise the general public’s curiosity about the research issue that you are illustrating.

In addition to the original photographic image, each submission must include an interesting title and a 150-word abstract describing how and why your research matters to others.

Submissions close on 23 September 2013 at 12 noon (BST), so get snapping: we look forward to seeing the wonder of your research.

Further information and competition entry

Find out more and enter here:

Have you already submitted an entry between 22 and 28 July?

Due to a technical issue beyond our control, if you submitted an entry to the Images of Research Competition between 22 and 28 July and have not yet received an email acknowledgment, there is a chance that your entry was not correctly registered.

This technical issue has now been resolved and you are invited to resubmit your entry at:

We apologise for any inconvenience. 

If you have any concerns, please get in touch with: