Original competition invitation

Original competition invitation

images with impact competition banner 2016
Do you have any images that illustrate your research, or the impact of your research?  Or perhaps you have exciting images that showcase the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS)? Could you create a stunning image which would help visualise your work and its impact, or display the College to its best advantage?

We are holding an image competition with two categories.  We are looking for eye-catching, high-quality images which either:

  • A. bring research to life and capture people’s attention, whether it be microscopic subjects such as parasites or waterbears (tardigrades) or an image which highlights the application of your research in its wider social or environmental context

    Or
  • B. presents aspects of life and activity in MVLS that showcase the College to the wider world.  This could be anything and is open to your interpretation, including for example education, people, places and things...Let your imagination run wild!

 

Prize

Your winning image could feature on the front of this year's College Christmas card, as well as being used on the University and College's website and marketing materials. You could also win a £50 book token or Amazon voucher.

Image with impact winner & Christmas card 2015The 2015 Images with Impact competition was won by Zoë Johnston, a PhD student funded by the Medical Research Council, based in the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow.

The Christmas tree, which was used as the College Christmas card, was derived from an image entitled 'A window into human development'.  The adrenal gland in the human fetus is a highly active organ, producing large amounts of hormones that are important during pregnancy. The structure of this essential gland is unique compared to adults and other animals, but very little is known about how it develops and functions during fetal life.  This image provides rare insight into early human development—it shows the fetal zone of a human fetal adrenal gland at week 13 of pregnancy.  Using three different colours this image allows us to identify different components of the adrenal gland such as specific enzymes involved in making different hormones. By studying the normal structure and development of the human fetal adrenal gland, we will have a better understanding of how altered adrenal development may be related to disease after birth.


How to enter

If you would like to take part, please send high quality images that you think best illustrate your research or the impact it has, or showcases MVLS to its best advantage to mvls-feedback@glasgow.ac.uk by Friday, 11th November 2016.

We're looking forward to seeing what you come up with!  If you have any questions please contact mvls-feedback@glasgow.ac.uk.  

Terms and conditions

The competition is open to everyone in MVLS including staff and students.

Images should be accompanied by a title and short description (maximum 100 words) explaining the context of the image, for example linking the image and the research, or the impact of the research, or linking the image and how it accentuates the College, in a manner that is accessible to members of the general public. 

Entrants should identify to which category they are submitting each image (A or B as defined above).  Images can only be submitted to one category.

Images should be submitted in high quality jpg digital format at a minimum resolution of 300dpi and minimum file size of 2 MB (20 MB maximum file size).

To help identify the entries, the file name of submitted images should take the form: Initials of School or Institute; category entered; name of entrant (for example: SLS A Josephine Bloggs; or III B John Smith).

Please see the full terms and conditions below.

Terms and Conditions
There are some restrictions for entering this competition. Please check the terms and conditions carefully before entering.  By entering this competition you are deemed to accept these competition rules and the terms and conditions.

By submitting an entry to the competition you declare that you are eligible to participate, that the work you submit is your own, that you give permission for the University of Glasgow to use and disseminate your work without restriction and that you have read and accepted all the following Terms and Conditions in full.

  1. The competition is open to all staff and students in MVLS (except individuals involved in the administration or judging of the competition, their employees or families).

  2. Images should be accompanied by a title and short description (maximum 100 words) explaining the context of the image, for example linking the image and the research, or the impact of the research, or linking the image and how it accentuates the College, in a manner that is accessible to members of the general public.

  3. Entrants should identify to which category they are submitting each image.  The categories are: A. Research or the impact of research; and B. activity relating to MVLS that will showcase the College.  Images can only be submitted to one category.

  4. The file name of submitted images should take the form: Initials of School or Institute; category entered; name of entrant (for example: SLS A Josephine Bloggs; or III B John Smith).

  5. Simple digital enhancements (such as cropping, boosting contrast, colour or sharpening) are allowed, however, any image manipulation in a graphics package beyond this should be declared.

  6. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured. Where an individual or a residential property, belonging to someone other than the photographer are featured, the photographer must seek permission and be prepared to provide written consent, if requested. Further, entrants must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs.

  7. Entrants will retain copyright of their submitted photographs. By entering the competition all entrants grant to the University of Glasgow the right to publish and exhibit their photographs on any printed materials and  internet based distribution sites including, without limitations, the University Website, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and in any other media. No fees will be payable for any of the above uses. Entrants also agree to take part in post-competition publicity. While we make every effort to credit photographers, including in printed reproductions of their work, we cannot guarantee that every use of the photographs will include the photographers' names.

  8. Entries should be submitted digitally by high quality jpeg suitable for printing (this means in practice 3072 x 2048 pixels or more, enough for printing to A4 at 300 dots per inch), and minimum file size of 2 MB (20 MB maximum file size).

  9. Images submitted must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition. Do not submit entries that are being considered for other competitions or publication elsewhere.

  10. Images must not be stills taken from video.  Please do not submit images on CDs or DVDs.

  11. Entries must be submitted by email to mvls-feedback@glasgow.ac.uk no later than Friday, 11th November 2016. Entries received via any other means, or after this deadline, will be disregarded. No responsibility is taken for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete, or for entries that cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason. Proof of delivery of any entry is not proof of receipt.

  12. The judges’ decision is final and binding. As such no correspondence will be entered into in this regard.

  13. Entries must not contravene any confidentiality terms or agreements.

  14. Collaborative submissions are allowed. You must name all individuals involved in producing the entry. Should a collaborative entry win, the prize will be divided equally between all collaborators.

  15. By entering this competition you are deemed to accept these competition rules and the terms and conditions which will be governed by the laws of Scotland.

  16. The University of Glasgow reserves the right to cancel this competition or amend the terms and conditions of the competition at any time.

Questions

Got any questions? Email mvls-feedback@glasgow.ac.uk