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The Image of Research Exhibit

The Image of Research 

The Image of Research is an annual interdisciplinary exhibit competition organized by the Graduate College and University Library to showcase the breadth and diversity of research at UIC. Each year, students enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program at UIC are invited to submit an image they created along with a brief précis of how the image relates to the student’s overall research. A multi-disciplinary jury reviews the submissions and awards prizes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and three honorable mentions for still-image submissions, and 1st and 2nd place winners for moving-image submissions. Criteria for judging include: the originality of the image and the research it represents; the relationship between the image and the research; and overall aesthetic appeal of the image.

An exhibit featuring the winners and the finalists is displayed in the lobby of the Daley Library every fall. The winning entries are also on exhibit in the Library of Health Sciences and featured on light pole banners around campus. (View photos of past exhibits.) Winners, finalists and a wide selection of other entries received for each year's competition are posted to an online gallery in the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI).

The Winners and Honorable Mentions for the 2016 Image of Research exhibition will be presented their awards at an opening reception for this year's exhibition on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016.

Past Exhibition Winners and Finalists

For any questions or comments about The Image of Research, please contact Kevin Monahan.