Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)
Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Art of Research Photo Contest

The act of research is a beauteous endeavour whether group or solitary or whether you are working in the lab, field, studio, or in the archives. The Art of Research photo contest is an opportunity for Queen’s faculty, students and staff to showcase their research, scholarly and artistic work.

The topic of the photographs and images are limited only by your imagination. Capture a moment under the microscope, in the lab or on your computer. Go out into the community and explore human dimensions and the beauty of nature. Be global …. The competition is aimed at providing a creative and accessible method of sharing and celebrating the ground-breaking research being done by members of the Queen’s community. The 2015 contest was a great success!

The contest is open and all entries must be received by the contest closing date: November 18, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. All images must be accompanied by an entry form.

Prizes and Judging:

All entries will be adjudicated by a committee struck by the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research). Prizes will be as follows: 1st Prize – $500, 2nd Prize – $300, 3rd Prize – $200, Honourable Mention – $100. All winning and shortlisted images may also be featured in an upcoming issue of (e)AFFECT, the Queen’s research magazine.

Who is eligible?

Any current Queen’s faculty, staff or student.


1. To enter, complete an entry form and send form along with your image to or via Dropbox to Each person may only submit one photograph or image.

2. Images must be photo quality (300dpi, 8x10) and in jpeg format. Files should be at least 2MB in size. Images not meeting these specifications will not be accepted.

3. By entering the contest, the photographer grants the right to the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)/Queen’s University to publish their photo in (e)AFFECT, the Queen’s research magazine, as well as agrees that their photo may be used in print or electronic form (web; social media) to promote research outreach and subsequent photo contests. The photographer will not receive monetary compensation, however, photo credit will be given.

4. By signing and completing the entry form the photographer consents to the entry of their submission and agrees to abide by contest rules.

  Art of Research Photo Contest Terms of Reference (189KB)

  Art of Research Photo Contest Submission Form