Photographs will be judged by an expert panel against the following criteria:
- Imagination: How original and arresting is the story behind the image? Does it challenge the viewer?
- Visual impact: Where is our eye drawn to in the photograph? Is the viewer's attention captured in an interesting way?
- Subject matter and coherence: How well does it relate to the description provided on the entry form?
All entries will feature in an online gallery which will host an online vote for the Popular Prize.
Shortlisted photographs, posters and research abstracts will go through to the research competition exhibition and the following additional prizes:
The LSE LIFE Prize will be selected from shortlisted entries from undergraduate and Master’s students (and 2017 alumni). The criteria for this prize is based on LSE LIFE’s guiding principles and values within the LSE community. Specifically, submissions are evaluated on:
- Making the ‘world’ a better place: How well does the submission offer knowledge that could contribute to a change for the better for a community, big or small?
- Communication: How well does the submission use written and/or visual forms of communication to interact with the Festival audience in a way that is clear and coherent?
- Creativity: How well does the submission demonstrate inventive or unique ways of thinking and/or offer alternative perspectives?
- Self-Understanding: How well does the submission demonstrate researcher self-awareness and reflexivity?
The PhD Academy Prize will be selected from shortlisted entries from PhD students. It will be judged on your ability to communicate a concept, research question or finding in a way that stimulates debate and is accessible to a non-specialist audience.
The Beveridge Prize will be the single entry that the judge feels best fits the Beveridge 2.0 theme. Beveridge’s ‘Five Giants’ of want, squalor, disease, ignorance and idleness have been broadly re-cast as:
- Want - Challenges of poverty
- Squalor - Housing and urbanisation
- Idleness - Future of work
- Ignorance - Education and skills
- Disease - Health and social care