Image of Research 2020
2020 Image of Research Photography Competition Rules, Guidelines, and Details
Briscoe Library’s 3rd Annual Image of Research Photography Competition is an opportunity for UT Health San Antonio students, faculty, and staff from all five schools to capture, share, and present the essence of their research in a single visual image. This competition and its accompanying exhibition showcase the UT Health community’s creative visual conceptualization of their research.
For the first time, we are introducing a Faculty/Staff Award category for the 2020 Image of Research Competition.
Submission opens: December 1, 2019
Submission deadline: March 13, 2020
Announcement of the winners will occur at the end of March and there will be a reception and awards ceremony in April.
Awards for Students, Residents, and Fellows
First Place: $400
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $200
IPE Award: $600
Awards for Faculty and Staff
Faculty/Staff Award: $400
A multidisciplinary panel of judges will select one first, second, and third place winner, with separate awards for the Interprofessional Education and Faculty/Staff categories.
Entrants must accept the contest terms to be eligible for awards.
Awards will be presented at the awards ceremony and reception in April.
All images will be printed and displayed at Briscoe Library throughout the duration of the competition, at the awards ceremony, and after the competition.
Who can submit?
Entries for the main competition can be submitted by all current UT Health San Antonio students, residents, and fellows. Individual and group entries are welcome.
Students may submit as individuals even if they are part of a research group.
Multiple students from the same research group may also submit as individuals, as long as they use their own photograph/image.
A group entry should consist of two or more students working on the same project. A separate award will be given for an Interprofessional Education category (two or more students from at least two different disciplines).
Entries for the Faculty/Staff portion of the competition can be submitted by all current UT Health San Antonio faculty or staff members. If a faculty or staff member also falls under the student category, they may choose which competition they would like to submit to.
What should the image be?
The image should represent your research, whether concrete or abstract. The submission will also include a brief narrative that articulates the connection between the image and your research. Your narrative should be written in a clear, concise manner that captures the attention and imagination of both specialists and general audiences.
The image, while in the format of still photography, may depict 2D, mixed media, or 3D content. Animation and/or video content is outside the scope of this competition and will not be accepted.
While all students and faculty at UT Health San Antonio perform research throughout their academic career, research takes place in multiple settings and is framed in a diverse manner. Broadly speaking, research is an iterative process that involves asking questions, seeking answers from multiple information sources, and remaining open to new or contradictory ideas. The way research and the research process are defined frequently vary by discipline. Image of Research welcomes submissions from novice to advanced researchers in any discipline reflecting any stage in the research process in any research that you’re involved with in some capacity.
The submission will be judged on three criteria:
Connection between image, text, and research
Individual and group entries will be judged together to determine one first place, one second place, and one third place winner. A separate award will be given to one group entry for the Interprofessional Education category (a group of students from two or more disciplines). Faculty and staff submissions will be judged separately from student submissions to determine one winner of the Faculty/Staff award.
The entrant must be principal creator of the image. Third party content can be used (for example, mixed with other content), but submitting a third party image unaltered is not permitted. Entrants are responsible for ensuring that any use of images or materials that are under copyright by a third party either falls under fair use or that relevant permissions have been sought, that no copyright has been infringed, and that any necessary release forms have been signed.
What is required for submission?
A title of less than 100 characters
A 100-200 word narrative that articulates the connection between the image and your research.
Images should be of the best quality and must meet the following requirements:
Maximum file size of 50 MB.
Minimum resolution of 300 ppi.
Image must be in JPEG, PNG, or other image file format.
Submissions that fail to meet these criteria may need to be changed.
Please keep in mind that all submissions will be printed and mounted for display and may be used for other functions in print or digital format.
If people other than yourself are present in your image, please provide a Model Authorization Release Form for each subject with your submission.
Download the Model Authorization Release Form here.
You must agree to the following license agreement that allows the University to display and provide access to your image:
I am entering a submission to The UT Health San Antonio Libraries’ Image of Research Photography Competition. For purposes of this Release, my Work consists of: my submission; title and description of my submission; my name; and my biographical material. I do hereby grant The UT Health San Antonio Libraries, and those acting pursuant to its authority, a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable license to:
- to reproduce the Work in copies;
- to prepare derivative works based upon the Work;
- to distribute copies of the Work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;
- in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual Works, to perform the Work publicly;
- in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic Works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual Work, to display the Work publicly; and
- in the case of sound recordings, to perform the Work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.
I warrant that to the best of my knowledge my Work does not infringe any copyright, invade any right of privacy, or infringe or violate any other right of any person or entity. I further indemnify and hold harmless The UT Health San Antonio Libraries and its licensees, agents and assigns from any claim, suit, damage, loss or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the foregoing warranties and representations.
For any questions, please contact Kirsten Lorenzen – firstname.lastname@example.org