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Images of Research competition and exhibition

Images of Research is a competition and exhibition for staff celebrating the high-quality and impactful research taking place at the University of Bath.


An exhibition of images on display in an exhibition hall on exhibition stands with people of various genders and ethnic backgrounds viewing them and in discussion around the hall.
Images of Research exhibtion 2018

Images of Research is a competition and exhibition for staff at the University of Bath to use visual imagery and a simple short description to tell people about their research and its benefits to society.

Images of Research competition

The competition invites applicants to submit an image into one of five categories reflecting the University’s strategic themes and priorities:

  • Digital – research that is creating positive digital futures

  • Health and Wellbeing – research that is addressing pressing health and wellbeing issues people are facing

  • Local – research that is working with people from Bath and North East Somerset and creating positive outcomes for them and their communities

  • Partnerships - research that is working in collaboration with people outside academia including industry, policymakers and civil society and community-based organisations

  • Sustainability – research that is finding sustainable solutions to issues facing the planet and people

The image submitted can take any form, it could be a photograph, a drawing or digital creation or an image from research directly, however, the image should highlight why research happening at the University matters - the difference University research is making to society.

Submission process

We invite entries to the competition across all five categories. The Image of Research 2023 Competition Submission Guide contains full details of how to submit an entry to the Images of Research competition.

The competition is now closed and will return in Spring 2024.

Images of Research exhibition

Submission to the Images of Research 2023 competition will form the basis of an exhibition on campus during the University’s Research Culture Week in June each year before moving to Bath Spa Railway station in the following Autumn.

Previous winners

The Images of Research competition has been running since 2009. Find out more about previous versions of the competition and past competition winners on the Images of Research project page.

Highlights from the Images of Research exhibition 2018

Images of Research exhibition 2018


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