FGS/GSA 2017 Graduate Research Photo Competition

Do you have a photo that captures your graduate research? Enter the FGS/GSA Grad Research Photo Competition 2017 – 2018 to win an award and a chance to have your photo permanently displayed in the FGS and GSA offices in the Earth Sciences building and the Last Defence Lounge.

Competition Award

First place will receive $500, second place will receive $300 and third place will receive $100. There will also be two Honourable Mentions with no cash prizes. Photos will also be displayed online and will be open to a People’s Choice Contest vote. The winner of the People’s Choice Award, occurring from January 29 to 4:00 pm, February 12, 2018 will receive $100 gift certificate from the UCalgary Bookstore. In addition, the winning photos will be professionally framed and displayed in the FGS and GSA offices and at the Last Defence Lounge.

Competition Rules & Regulations

The contest is open to all UCalgary graduate students. To be considered in the contest, all submissions must be:

  • Original, unpublished photographs
  • Taken by the student submitting the photo
  • Digital, high resolution photographs in JPEG format (1500-2000px and at least 96dpi)
  • Able to be printed as 11×14 prints
  • File size smaller than 15 MB

Students can submit a maximum of one photo. In addition to your photo submission, you are required to provide your name, degree, department, program, and a brief abstract of 150 – 250 words about how your image captures your research project through our online submission form. Judges will base their decisions on image quality, originality, and relationship to the project.

Call for Submissions

Photos submitted as part of the Graduate Research Photo Competition must be in a JPEG file format, and must be able to be printed as an 11×14 image. Images submitted must also be taken by the student making the submission, and have a description/caption with a maximum of 250 words. The Photo Competition will be publicized through FGS and GSA newsletters, social media, as well as other forms of media deemed appropriate.

Submission Period

From January 5, 2018 to 11:59 pm, January 26, 2018


Photo Submission Form