Images of research 2022

Research Photography Competition 2022.

Images of Research

How do you convey research and research impact through a single image?

Research across the University is rich, impactful and diverse and imagery can capture so much of that. So, we challenged our research staff and students to submit a single image which captures and explains their research from a different angle and to different audiences. We asked that the images inform, intrigue and engage people, and leave them wanting to know more!

After thoughtful deliberation, the judging panel announced the winners.

The 2022 Winners are...

Judges prize (Research staff)

Winner: Mark Hall - The fold #1

Runner-up: Laura McLennan - Clues from the past: Ancient sea creatures reveal climate change in Gozo, Malta

Honourable Mention:

Judges prize (PGR students)

Winner: Alexandra Dobell - Physically active 4-year-olds

Runner-up: Samuel Grimwood - Being restricted and different because of a respiratory

Honourable Mention:

People's vote

Winner: Jean-Marc Fabre - The efficiency of the planning and forecasting methods in the e-commerce sector

Runner-up: Rebecca Hanwell - Multiplex immunofluorescence: Breaking through the staining barrier

Terms and conditions

  • Open to research staff and Postgraduate Research Students at the University of Derby only
  • Only one entry per individual – if you submit more than one, only your first submission will be accepted
  • Entry opens on the 16 May 2022, 9.00 am and closes 12 June 2022, 5.00 pm
  • Submission by website form only
  • Title (80 characters) and descriptive copy (1000 characters) must be included to be eligible
  • The copy should explain what your image shows and how it relates to your research. The copy must be accessible to a non-specialist audience
  • Images should be 2000x1333 pixels (mobile phones should support this – camera settings may need to be altered before photos are taken)
  • Images must be submitted as a JPEG or PNG file
  • It is the responsibility of the photographer to secure permission from any identifiable persons in their photograph. We've uploaded an example of a consent form you might use
  • The University of Derby shall not be liable in any way for a submission
  • You must be the sole owner and author of your entry
  • The University of Derby retains the right to use all submitted images – including those not chosen to win prizes – in promotional materials and on the University website and social media channels without further permission from, or compensation to, the photographer. The use of images may also extend to online galleries. Credit will be given to the photographer if reproduced. The photographer will retain copyright
  • Did the image make the viewer want to know more about the research?
  • Did the descriptive copy communicate the story behind the image and how it relates to the research?
  • Was the descriptive copy written in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience?
  • To what extent does the submission as a whole (image and text) communicate the impact of the research on society, culture, the environment or the economy?
  • Submissions need to meet the required specifications and eligibility criteria
  • The decision of the judging panel is final