Competition: Research as Art 2020 - Swansea University
Research as Art is a competition which aims to reveal the hidden stories of research. The competition is open to all students, staff and researchers spanning undergraduate, professional services, postgraduates, academic staff; studying, working or supporting research in ANY field or discipline...Everything! Research as Art 2020 is now open for entries, with a deadline of 7 September.The competition provides a creative outlet to engage with different audiences around their research. All you have to do is capture a striking image and write up to 150 words of captivating text.Since 2009 this project has grown enormously, attracting over 800 stunning entries since its inception, representing every academic college. The project has reached over 50 million people worldwide, and has been featured in The Guardian, BBC online, Scientific American, Nature, and many other platforms. The exhibition has allowed researchers to showcase their research in public spaces and events including the Royal Institution London, the British Science Festival, Swansea Science Festival, American Association for the Advancement of Science Festival, Sofia Science Festival, University of Texas Houston and Austin, Life Centre Newcastle, Wales Government Offices, and more.Who can enter the competition?The competition is open to all students, staff and researchers spanning undergraduate, professional services, postgraduates, academic staff; studying, working or supporting research in any field or discipline.Why should you enter?Communication and recognition; an opportunity to engage and enthuse the public with your research.Press coverage and social media. Your entry will be judged by a distinguished panel, which has included experts from The Royal Institution, the Royal Academy of Arts, Nature, RCUK, Wellcome Trust. A travelling physical exhibition which has visited North America and Europe so far. Previous entries have been selected for University publications such as Momentum, College Brochures and by the Vice Chancellor for the University Christmas card.What you need to do:Capture a visual representation of your research as an image (high res JPEG, TIFF or similar file) Give it a titleWrite a short compelling paragraph about your research providing an interesting snapshot or narrative. This can focus on any aspect of research, process, emotion. All ideas are welcome...surprise us.Complete an application formVisit Research as Art for top tips and to access the online application form.Competition deadline is midnight 7 September.