Photography allows you to think about your research in different ways, offering a fresh perspective. It can help you to consider what has inspired you or captured your imagination, to illustrate the people or stories. What makes a good photograph is how well it conveys the story. Composition is key, as well as being visually aware of other photographer’s work for inspiration.
Photograph category information
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Your photograph will be judged by a panel against the following criteria:
- Imagination: How original and arresting is the story behind the image? Does it challenge the viewer?
- Research matter and coherence: How well does it relate to your research items and topics as described on the entry form?
- Visual impact: Where is our eye drawn to in the photograph? Is the viewer's attention captured in an interesting way?
A maximum of one photograph may be submitted as part of a single exhibit from either an individual or a group. Your photograph must be:
- Minimum resolution 300dpi
- EPS, TIFF or JPG file
- Do not include any logos, for example the LSE logo.
Make sure you enter your photograph by midday on Monday 27 January 2020. To enter your photograph you need to:
All valid photographs will be featured in an online gallery which will host a public vote for the Popular Prize.
If your photograph has been shortlisted for further prizes, you will be notified in February. Shortlisted photographs will be:
- Displayed at the LSE Festival research competition exhibition in the week Monday 2 to Saturday 7 March. All exhibitors will be expected to attend a reception and prize-giving to exhibit your work
- Entered for the photograph category prize
- Entered for either the PhD Academy or LSE LIFE Prize if you are either a student or you graduated in 2019
- Entered for the Festival Prize if your submission engages with the LSE Festival theme “Shape the World”.
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