Research photo contest seeks entries

The staff of “Research|Penn State” magazine announces a contest to find a superb research-related image to be published in its “At Large” pages in the Spring 2018 issue. The winning photographer will receive a high-quality print of the image, suitable for framing.

Deadline for submission is Friday, January 5, 2018. Submitted images must relate to research being conducted by someone at Penn State (any campus) and be visually compelling.

A submitted photo:

·      must be a strong horizontal so it can completely fill a two-page spread.

·      must be available at high resolution, at least 300 dpi at a size of 11” x 17”. 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 in the scene, but portraits will not be considered.

Please send your photos to Cherie Winner at Provide basic information about the image, such as where it was shot, by whom, and what research it relates to.

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

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Last Updated November 10, 2017