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Celebrating the Diversity and Beauty of Graduate Student Research

montage of semifinalists

Every year, as we prepare for the annual Image of Research exhibition, we are amazed at the diversity and beauty of graduate student research on our campus.

We invite you to explore the online exhibition and vote for your top three entries by Tuesday, April 12. Your votes will determine the People's Choice winner ($100 award). Printed entries will be on display in the Main Library in early April. Watch for details.

On Wednesday, April 13, we will announce awards for First Prize ($500), Second Prize ($300), Third Prize ($200), Honorable Mention ($100), and the People's Choice Award ($100).



Image of Research is an annual multidisciplinary competition celebrating the diversity and breadth of graduate student research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. It is organized by the Scholarly Commons of the University Library and the Graduate College. The 2022 competition is supported by a gift to the Scholarly Commons from Mrs. Mardell J. O’Brien.  

The semifinalists were chosen by an interdisciplinary panel who judged entries on 1) connection between image, text and research, 2) originality, and 3) visual impact. 

For more details about the competition, see the Image of Research website.