Research photo contest seeks entries

November 18, 2016

The staff of Research Penn State magazine announces a contest to find a superb research-related image for its “At Large” feature in the Spring 2017 issue. The winning photographer will receive a high-quality print of the image, suitable for framing.

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

The winning photo:

  • Must relate to research being conducted by someone at Penn State.
  • Must be a strong horizontal so it can completely fill a two-page spread, and must be visually compelling.
  • Must be available at high resolution, at least 300 dpi at a size of 11” x 17”. (Please note that dpi is not the same as ppi.) Keep this in mind as you shoot, especially through microscopes.
  • Can be a scenic, close-up or micrograph; realistic or abstract; color; black and white, or colorized. Archival shots will also be considered. Previous winners can be seen here, here, and here.
  • Can include a person if the person is small within the frame, but portraits will not be considered.

The most recent “At Large” winner (shown above) was shot by postdoc F. Joseph Pollock on the Northern Great Barrier Reef. It can also be seen on pages 8 and 9 of the current issue of the magazine and on the Research Matters blog.

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

Please send your photos to Cherie Winner at clw43@psu.edu. Low-res versions are fine at this stage. If we select your image, we’ll ask for the hi-res version. Please provide basic information about the image, such as where it was shot, by whom and what research it relates to. Deadline for submission is Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. 

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Last Updated November 21, 2016