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Voting now open for the Art of Research 'People's Choice' category

Calling all members of the Queen’s community – voting is now open for the ’People’s Choice’ category of the third annual Art of Research photo contest.

The contest’s goal is to creatively capture the research process across disciplines and demonstrate the importance of research at the local, national and international levels. This year’s contest was open to faculty, staff, students and alumni, and dozens of creative and thought-provoking entries were received.

This year, along with winners selected in the categories of ‘Community Collaborations,’ ‘Invisible Discoveries,’ ‘Out in the Field,’ ’Art in Action’ and ‘Best Description,’ a prize of $500 will be awarded to the ’People’s Choice’ image. Images selected for the ‘People’s Choice’ vote were entries that generated discussion and were shortlisted by the adjudication committee.

A preview of this year’s ’People’s Choice’ selection can be seen in the slideshow below. Images vary in subject and location, but they each convey a unique story of discovery.

The voting closes on March 20 at 4 pm. Visit the survey to vote for your favorite image.

  • A Musical High Point Tim Fort Faculty, Dan School of Drama and Music Location: Weston Playhouse, Weston, Vermont Description: In my 30th summer as a producing director at the Weston Playhouse in Vermont, we chose to open the season with the Tony Award winning musical “Once” – a show set in a Dublin pub in which the actors also serve as the musicians. In this moment, one of the actor-musicians became airborne doing his pre-sh
    A Musical High Point. Tim Fort, Faculty, Dan School of Drama and Music. Location: Weston Playhouse, Weston, Vermont. Description: In my 30th summer as a producing director at the Weston Playhouse in Vermont, we chose to open the season with the Tony Award winning musical “Once” – a show set in a Dublin pub in which the actors also serve as the musicians. In this moment, one of the actor-musicians became airborne doing his pre-show warmup in front of the audience and cast.
  • Razorbill. Brody Crosby, MSc student, Biology.
    Razorbill. Brody Crosby, MSc student, Biology. Location: Witless Bay, Newfoundland. Description: In 2017, I joined a field team collecting blood samples from seabirds at a breeding colony on Gull Island. With blood samples, we are able to survey genetic variation and determine precisely how diverse these bird populations are. We discovered a razorbill chick tucked into a rocky crevice while hiking the seabird colony in search of adult puffins, murres, razorbills, kittiwakes, and gulls. The naïve glutton assumed we were its parents and wasted no time begging for a meal. We thoughts its hopeful gape would be worth a photo.
  • The Inca fortress of Saqsaywaman. W. George Lovell, Faculty, Geography & Planning.
    The Inca fortress of Saqsaywaman. W. George Lovell, Faculty, Geography & Planning. Location: Cuzco, Peru. Description: As a historical geographer absorbed by what took place in Latin America during colonial times, most of my work, to date, has concentrated on Central America, Guatemala in particular. There the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Alvarado played a leading role in the subjugation of indigenous Maya peoples. Alvarado also headed an ill-fated venture to muscle in on the conquest of Peru, attempting to wrest control from rival strongmen Francisco Pizarro and Diego de Almagro. A new research project will see me focus attention on this little-known episode, in which Alvarado came in contact with the Incas, who in the fifteenth century constructed the awesome citadel of Saqsaywaman above their capital, Cuzco. Not even its mighty hand-hewn walls, however, could hold off the Spanish advance.