Urbana, Illinois—November 18, 2015—The Scholarly Commons of the University Library and the Graduate College are partnering to host The Image of Research, a competition celebrating the diversity and breadth of graduate student research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Graduate and professional students at Illinois are invited to submit entries consisting of an image and brief text that articulates how the image relates to the research. Entries will be judged by a multidisciplinary panel for connection between image, text, and research; originality; and visual impact. The entry deadline is Thursday, January 15, 2016.
Finalists will compete for First, Second, and Third Prize; the top prize is $500. In addition, there will be a People’s Choice Award and Honorable Mentions. All awards will be presented at a reception on April 6, 2016, in conjunction with Graduate Student Appreciation Week at Illinois. The reception, as well as an exhibition of the semifinalists and finalists, will take place at the Illini Union (1401 W. Green Street, Urbana). Finalists from last year's competition are posted online at www.grad.illinois.edu/news/congratulations-finalists-image-research-competition.
The Image of Research is supported by a generous gift to the Scholarly Commons from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. For more information about the competition, including requirements, deadlines, judging criteria, and a forthcoming online exhibition of all entries, please visit publish.illinois.edu/imageofresearch.
The Scholarly Commons is a technology enriched space for faculty, researchers, and graduate students to pursue research and receive expert copyright, data, digital humanities, digitization, scholarly communications, and usability consultation services. Scholarly Commons services are supported by experts in the Scholarly Commons, subject specialists at the University Library, and partners throughout campus. For more information, visit www.library.illinois.edu/sc.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library holds more than thirteen million volumes, more than 120,000 serial titles, and more than nine million manuscripts, maps, slides, audio tapes, microforms, videotapes, laser discs, and other non-print material. The University Library is ranked highly nationally and globally, and its collections and services are used heavily by students, faculty, and scholars. More than one million items are circulated annually, and many more are used on site and virtually from anywhere in the world. For more information, visit www.library.illinois.edu.
The Graduate College provides campus-wide leadership for the advancement of graduate education; promotes excellence, integrity, and equity in all graduate programs; and serves the scholarly and professional needs of prospective and current graduate students from recruitment and admission through graduation. The College works with graduate faculty and staff to establish academic policies and programs designed to assure quality and support student progress, and provides a number of services and resources for graduate students and postdocs on at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information about Graduate College resources and initiatives, visit www.grad.illinois.edu.