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the edge of a wing

(Above) 2015 winner: The Edge of a Wing by Daniel Juckes

Research through your lens

Photography Competition: What does your research look like?

The Humanities Office of Research and Graduate Studies is holding a photography competition for Humanities Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students to showcase aspects of their research. Whether it’s linguistics, information studies, history, architecture, education, creative practice, human rights, technology or sustainability (to name a few), we want to see your research through your eyes.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all currently enrolled Humanities HDR students. All participants must agree to the Terms and Conditions (T&C) of the competition.

Criteria: The scope for entry is broad. Images can focus on any aspects of research such as your emotional or personal research journey; research impact on industry, environment or society; how you conducted your fieldwork; your research outcomes, or what you hope to achieve; or research methods used: anything that tells a story about your research! Ideally we are seeking images that cause people to stop and ask questions, and make us want to know more about your research.

Prizes: Three prizes will be on offer: 1st prize $1500, 2nd prize $1000 and People’s Choice $500. Money must be used for research purposes only (please refer to the T&C).

Judging: The judging panel will consist of academic staff and a student representative. The judges will be looking for images that are visually powerful, thought provoking, engaging and that tell a story about your research. Ten finalists will be chosen, printed and displayed in the Humanities Postgrad Hub. The People’s Choice award is made from the ten finalists.

Submission: Photos are to be submitted in either Jpeg or Tiff format and must be a minimum of 300 DPI. Each photo must be accompanied by your name, a title and a 100 word abstract describing the photo and your research. Photos can be digitally enhanced. Please send your entry via email to Julie Lunn at by the 1 August 2016.

See the finalists from 2015 here.