Images with Impact Competition 2017

Images with Impact Competition 2017

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PLEASE NOTE THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. DETAILS OF WINNERS TO FOLLOW.

Every picture tells a story.....and we want you to tell us your stories!

Following the success of our previous competitions, the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences is challenging staff and students to provide a stunning image that will be used on the front of the 2017 College Christmas card! 

We want you to provide us with images that convey your research and its impact or represents the College to its best advantage.


The 2017 Images with Impact competition invites entrants to submit images to two categories. We are looking for eye-catching, meaningful 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 is open to creative interpretation, including for example education, people, places and things...Let your imagination run wild!

 

Prize

The winning image will be featured in the design of the College Christmas card and it will also be used on the University and College's website and marketing materials. You will win a £50 voucher and an A0 poster of your image.

Examples of previous images, incorporated into a festive design are show below.

Images with Impact 2014

The 2014 winner was Dr Mirjam Allik, Data Analyst in the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, and her entry ‘The heart of a city’ (pictured below).

Image with impact winner & Christmas card 2014The explanatory text states: ‘Glasgow city has the highest concentration of materially deprived areas in Scotland.  The map shows the level of deprivation (using the Carstairs score) in and around Glasgow city in 2011.  The dark red areas are the most deprived and the lighter areas the least deprived.  Area level deprivation measures are important predictors of health and mortality.  All cause mortality is more than three times higher in the most deprived areas, compared to the least deprived ones.  The Institute of Health and Wellbeing aims to improve our understanding of social and environmental determinants of health and wellbeing and to develop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions, policies and practices to improve population health and wellbeing.  This particular image helps to determine areas with particular needs for health services and interventions.  For further information on deprivation in Scotland see the Carstairs report at: www.gla.ac.uk/sphsu/publications/carstairs-scores.html.'


Images with Impact 2015

‌The 2015 winner was 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 and her entry ‘A window into human development’ (pictured below).

Image with impact winner & Christmas card 2015The explanatory text states: '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'.


Images with Impact 2016

The 2016 winning image was submitted by Dr Ed Hutchinson, a Research Fellow funded by the Medical Research Council, MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research within the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation. His design ‘You, in the Flu’, (below with explanation) was incorporated into a Christmas bauble design.

Image with impact winner & Christmas card 2016To understand viruses we must understand how they interact with their hosts. Many viruses incorporate parts of infected cells into new virus particles. This illustration shows an influenza virus particle, whose protein composition we determined by mass spectrometry. As well as identifying influenza virus proteins (brightly coloured), which package up the viral genes (purple lines) and provide ‘spikes’ to allow the virus to bind to and enter new cells, we found a surprising quantity of host proteins (brown). Influenza can infect many different species, and these proteins mean that the viruses produced by each host species will be different. The Hutchinson lab are studying how influenza viruses make use of both viral and host proteins, in order to better understand how they cause infections.


How to enter

To enter our comeptition, please submit a high quality image (.jpg or .png) either by email to mvls-feedback@glasgow.ac.uk or by University File Transfer Service (described below) by 4th November 2017. Please ensure that the title of the competition, Images with Impact 2017 is in the title of the email.

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 or png 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: Images with Impact 2017, initials of School or Institute; category entered; name of entrant (for example: IwI2017 SLS A Josephine Bloggs; or III B John Smith).

The competition winner announcement and prize giving will be at College Christmas Council on 19th December 2017. Entrants and winners are encouraged to attend.

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

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. Entrants should also provide details of any funding associated with their research or course.

  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.  An individual entry can only be submitted to one category. Entrants are permitted to submit multiple entries.

  4. The file name of submitted images should take the form: Images with Impact 2017, initials of School or Institute; category entered; name of entrant (for example: IwI2017 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 4th November 2017. 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 jacqueline.meiklejohn@glasgow.ac.uk