The Office of Student Research announced submissions are open for the 2022 Image of Research competition.  

Students are asked to create or capture one compelling, static image of their research and submit it along with a brief (150-word maximum) narrative that explains how the image represents the research. 

Open to Illinois State University undergraduate and graduate students, entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. November 12. Those interested can see Full Competition Details and FAQs about formatting the image. For additional information, contact the Office of Student Research.

Workshops to prepare
Students planning to submit an image are encouraged to attend the following Zoom sessions to learn more about creating and formatting a competitive image and writing an abstract. Attendance at the sessions does not obligate submitting an image. 

“What makes a research image compelling?”
Wednesday, October 13, 5-6 p.m.
Hear from artists and others as they discuss research images and provide tips on making the most of your image.
Register Here 

“How to write an abstract for the Image of Research Competition”
Wednesday, October 27, 5-6 p.m.
Join Dr. Gina Hunter and others as we workshop abstracts for clarity and purpose.
Register Here 

“How to format your image to meet the requirements of the Image of Research Competition”
Wednesday, November 3, 5-6 p.m.
Join Office of Student Research graduate assistant, Sam Bruner, for tips on editing and resizing the image.
Register Here 

Undergraduate Student Awards
1st Place: $200
2nd Place: $150
Honorable Mention(s): $50
People’s Choice: $100 

Graduate Student Awards
1st Place: $200
2nd Place: $150
Honorable Mention(s): $50
People’s Choice: $100  

Finalists announced
Finalists will be announced early in the 2022 spring semester. A Finalists’ Exhibit and Reception will be from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, February 3 at the University Galleries.