Image of Research

A picture can say more than a thousand words … and sometimes more than an entire dissertation.  

The Image of Research competition gives students the opportunity to engage creatively with their research, share behind-the-scenes views of their research processes, or portray their academic study in visual form. 2021 Image of Research Preliminary Rounds submissions will be displayed virtually on Symposium by ForagerOne and will open March 8, 2021. Final rounds will be displayed at the Union Art Gallery on the second floor of the Union.

To register for this exciting event, please click here!
The deadline to register is March 5th at midnight.

View Flyer here!

2021 Competition Schedule

Registration: January 18th to March 5th

Preliminary Rounds: March 8th to 10th

Gallery Exhibition and Final rounds: March 22nd to 27th

Winner’s announced: March 30th

Exhibition closes: April 1st

 

What should the image be?

“Research” is defined broadly to include creative and scholarly work in all fields. The image submitted can represent your work either concretely or abstractly. Perhaps it is an image of your research itself, an activity related to your research, or the impact of your research.

The submission will be judged on three criteria:

  • Connection between image, text, and research
  • Originality
  • Visual Impact

 

Who can submit?

Entries must be submitted by graduate students (Masters, Cert, PhD) who are registered during the Spring 2021 term and are in good academic standing at the University. Individual entries only please (no groups). One entry per individual.  The entrant must be principal creator of the image. MSU Employee students are not eligible.

 

Awards

A subset of 15 submissions will be selected by judges as the finalists. Finalist submissions will be displayed at the Union Art Gallery on the second floor of the Union. Of these, the following three awards will be given and remaining will receive honorable mentions.

  • First prize: $300
  • Second prize: $200
  • People’s Choice award: $150
  • Honorable mention: $50

 

What is required for submission?

  • A title of less than 10 words
  • A 100 to 150-word narrative that articulates the connection between the image and your research. Please proofread your narrative before submitting.
  • Images should be the best quality image that you can provide. Please make sure your image file meets the following requirements:
    • Must scale to 40” x 32”
    • Maximum file size of 10 GB
    • Minimum resolution of 300 ppi
    • Image must be in TIFF, JPEG, or JPEG2 format.
    • If your file fails to meet these criteria, we will ask that the necessary changes be made before accepting and processing your submission
  • Picture of submitter

 

Image Submission Instructions

To submit your image/photograph, please visit filelocker.msstate.edu after you complete the registration.

Please name your file “FirstInitialFullLastName_IOR”, ex. the name is Jane Smith, the file name would be “JSmith_IOR”.

Share the file with Lilli Harris (lah642).

All images are due by midnight on March 5th.

 

All images may be printed and displayed at the Union Art Gallery throughout the duration of the competition and after the competition.

 

For questions regarding the Image of Research Competition, please contact:

Lilli Harris, Program Coordinator
Email: lharris@grad.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-1622