2021 Image of Research for Graduate Students


The eighth annual Image of Research competition is now open!

Graduate and professional students enrolled at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are invited to enter by submitting an image of their research, creative or scholarly work, along with a short narrative sharing how it has impacted them or others.

The entry deadline is Friday, January 22, 2021.

Awards will be given for: 

First prize: $500 Second prize: $300 Third prize: $200 Honorable mention(s): $100 People's Choice Award: $100

A multidisciplinary panel will judge entries for connection between image/text/research, originality, and visual impact.

Semifinalists will be displayed in an online exhibition with People's Choice voting in March.

For more information about the competition, including requirements, deadlines, and judging criteria, please visit go.illinois.edu/grad-image-of-research.

If you are looking for inspiration, view the 2020 exhibition, award winners, or Storied article.

Please help spread the word. Promotional materials, including digital signage and social media, can be downloaded from this Box folder [uofi.box.com].

The Image of Research is co-sponsored by the Scholarly Commons of the University Library and the Graduate College. A generous gift from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics to Scholarly Commons supports this event.