With such a high quality of entries to the Images of Research 2023 competition, the Judging Panel had a difficult task awarding the prizes in each of the competition categories. However, after much deliberation, the Public Engagement Unit are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2023 competition.
Creative and imaginative entries
Making a return last year for the University's inaugural Research Culture Week, the Images of Research competition is well and truly back! The 2023 competition invited colleagues to submit an image and a short, simple description to tell people about research and its benefits to society.
The Judging Panel chaired by Professor Sarah Hainsworth (Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)) had the task of whittling down the 33 entries to just one winner and highly commended entry in each of the four categories. No mean feat.
The winning and highly commended entries reflect a broad diversity of University research and include images created by young people who were part of a research project, abstracted microscopy images, digital creations and photography, and all telling compelling stories about their research. Sarah says:
What a fantastic collection of images! I want to extend my congratulations to the winners and highly commended entrants. And to everyone who submitted an entry I, and my fellow judges, have been really very impressed by how you rose creatively to the challenge we posed. Images of Research is a brilliant way of celebrating all our high-quality and impactful work and I look forward to us sharing all this work with residents and visitors to the City in the Autumn ath the exhibition outside the railway station.
The Images of Research exhibition will be on display outside Bath Spa railway station from Wednesday 27 September to Wednesday 25 October 2023.
Winning Images of Research 2023 entries
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2023 competition across the four different categories....
Celebrating high-quality and impactful research that is creating positive digital futures.
If you use a screen reader you can experience all the entries into this category on the Images of Research Digital category blog post.
Health and Wellbeing category
Celebrating high-quality and impactful research that addresses pressing health and wellbeing issues people are facing.
If you use a screen reader you can experience all the entries into this category on the Images of Research Health and Wellbeing category blog post.
Celebrating research that is working in collaboration with people outside academia including industry, policymakers and civil society and community-based organisations.
If you use a screen reader you can experience all the entries into this category on the Images of Research Partnerships category blog post.
Celebrating research that is finding sustainable solutions to issues facing the planet and people.
If you use a screen reader you can experience all the entries into this category on the Images of Research Sutainability category blog post.
Congratulations to all the winning and highly commended entries!
Thank you to everyone who entered the competition. All entries are available to view in the Images of Research 2023 Flickr gallery.
Finally, many thanks also to the Judging Panel - Sarah Hainsworth (Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)), Chris Melvin (Head of Media), Oliver Walton (Department of Social & Policy Sciences), Andrew Watts (Department of Life Sciences), Claire McMullin (Department of Chemistry) and regular University of Bath collaborator and Director of local art gallery and studio 44AD, Katie O'Brien.
Dean Veall is Deputy Head of Public Engagement at the University of Bath.