Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Images of Research Competition - Voting Open

As part of the Manchester Science Festival, scientists and engineers at The University of Manchester have been challenged to share their work with you using just a single, inspiring image and short description. The best thing is that you get the chance to decide on the winning entry in this Images of Research photography exhibition, as well as meet the researchers behind the image. Voting is now open so we've asked organiser Dee-Ann Johnson to tell us a little more about it.

What does a 305 million-year-old spider, the inside of a tadpole’s head, and lightning striking the blade of a windmill have in common?

They are all a part of this year’s Images of Research photography competition, which challenged researchers from all disciplines at The University of Manchester to take a compelling photograph showing how their research is affecting the wider world and benefiting society.

In the run up to the Manchester ScienceFestival, 15 amazing images have been short-listed and are on display at a special exhibition at the John Ryland’s Library on Deansgate, Manchester. The images provide a behind the scenes look at the work being carried out by researchers both on campus and around the world.

The exhibition presents just a taste of the diversity and breadth of the research being conducted at the University. But whether the subject matter is black holes, traditional medicine making, Columbian coffee, or the tiles at Victoria train station, we are sure of one thing – there is something of interest for everyone. 

Our researchers are passionate about their work and the benefits their research can bring. But now we turn the competition over to you! Cast your vote and help us decide which image has captured your imagination, raised your curiosity, or got you thinking about the research in a different way.

Votes can be cast at the exhibition at the John Rylands Library or online.

The competition runs from 17 October to November 5. The winner will be announced on 7 November 2012. 

The Images of Research competition is available as part of our Art Meets Science programme. Visit our website for a full list of events. Get the latest news on Twitter and Facebook and subscribe to our e-newsletter.

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