Image of Research
The University of Kansas Libraries are excited to announce the launch of our 2nd annual Image of Research competition, which celebrates the diversity of undergraduate student research at KU. The competition challenges undergraduate students to submit and share, via Instagram or our online form, inspiring images that reflect their research or research process.
What is research?
At KU Libraries, we know that research looks a little different for everyone. Broadly speaking, research is an iterative process that involves asking questions, seeking answers from multiple information sources, and remaining open to new or contradictory ideas. The way research and the research process are defined frequently vary by discipline. Students involved in research at KU can be found searching KU Libraries’ collection of resources, examining artifacts in library archives, digging in dirt to collect samples, interviewing their peers, analyzing statistical data, reading and reflecting on literature or historical documents, working on a project in a studio, and much, much more. Image of Research welcomes submissions from novice to advanced researchers in any discipline reflecting any stage in the research process.
To be eligible, submitted images must be accompanied by a description that connects the image to the entrant’s research. Multiple submissions are encouraged. A multidisciplinary panel of judges will select one grand-prize winner, who will receive $100. Five additional category prizes will be awarded. Visit the Image of Research Rules & Guidelines page for category descriptions, key dates, and contest rules. Entrants must accept the contest terms by the close of the competition to be eligible for awards.