Research images wanted for Research/Penn State magazine photo contest

May 02, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The staff of Research/Penn State magazine is looking for research images to run as part of the publication’s “At Large” feature. The winning photographer will receive a high-quality print of the image used in the magazine, suitable for framing. Runners-up may be featured on Penn State social media channels.

The current winner, pictured above, an image of layered materials in a thin film that converts ultrasound waves to electrical current, was created by former Penn State graduate student Flavio Griggio with a scanning electron microscope.

Submitted images must relate to research being conducted by someone at Penn State and be visually compelling.

The photo:

  • Must be horizontal and able to fill a two-page spread;
  • Must be available at a resolution of at least 300 dpi. (Note: This is not the same as ppi.)
  • Can be a scenic, close-up or micrograph;
  • Can be realistic or abstract, such as patterned structure;
  • Can be color or black and white;
  • Can include a person but should not be a portrait.

Research/Penn State is a biennial publication with a circulation of more than 32,000, covering research and creative activity at the University.

To submit a photo for consideration, email it to Cherie Winner at For more information, call 863-4750.

Deadline to submit an entry is July 1.

Last Updated May 02, 2016