2019 FGS/GSA Graduate Research Photo Competition


Final Results

The University of Calgary – Faculty of Graduate Studies and Graduate Students’ Association hosted the FGS/GSA Graduate Research Photo Competition Reception on March 4, 2019. Special thanks to all 18 thoughtful photo submissions this year that we received.
We are honoured to announce the top winners of this year’s competition chosen by our panel of judges:
First place: Julia Daun with the photo titled More Than a Mirror Reflection
Second place: Alexandre Mayhew with the photo Interconnected Space
Third place: Lisa Sims with photo Caught in Action; and Joseph Hickey with photo Two Clusters of Court Decisions
Honourable Mention: Rachel Taylor-Fergusson with photo Personal Identity Over Time
People’s Choice Award: Marcel Alves with photo Shock wave propagation in a shock tube with a partially opened diaphragm
Congratulations to all winners!

Submissions and Abstracts


Rules and Announcement

Do you have a photo that captures your graduate research? Enter the 2019 Faculty of Graduate Studies/Graduate Students’ Association (FGS/GSA) Graduate Research Photo Competition to win a cash award, and the opportunity and prestige of your photo being displayed in the FGS, GSA offices in the Earth Sciences building, or the Last Defence Lounge. This competition is open to all UCalgary graduate students in both thesis- and course-based programs.

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 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 AND REGULATIONS

The contest is open to all UCalgary graduate students in both thesis- and course-based programs. To be considered in the contest, all submissions must be:

  • Original, unpublished photo (Please note: images such as computer-generated or electron microscopy images are accepted)
  • Taken by the student submitting the photo
  • Digital, high resolution photographs in JPEG format (1500-2000px and at least 300dpi)
  • Printable as 11×14” prints (entries must be cropped to size before submitting)
  • File size smaller than 12 MB

Graduate students can submit a maximum of one photo per competition year. In addition to your photo submission, you are required to provide through the online submission form:

  • your name
  • degree (Masters/PhD)
  • department
  • program
  • title (using jargon-free language)
  • a brief technical abstract describing your image and how it relates to your project (maximum 1,200 characters including spaces)
  • a general public abstract (jargon-free and public-friendly language) which also describing your image and how it relates to your project (maximum 1,200 characters including spaces).

Please find more details of the Competition HERE