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Research Image of the Year

This award recognises the exceptional representation of research through the medium of photography, art or graphic design. This image should be in the context of the calendar year 2023. Nominations can be made by any UCC staff member.

Evaluation Criteria


Overall Impact of Image

  • To what extent does the image engage the viewer and make them want to know more about the research?


Relevance of the Image to the Supporting Text

  • How effective is the supporting narrative in communicating the story behind the image to a non-specialist audience?

Effectiveness in Engaging Viewer with Research

  • To what extent does the submission as a whole (image and narrative) engage you with the research?

Previous Winners

Year Awardee College/School/Department/Centre
2023 Dr Richard Unitt and Ms Emma Murphy School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
2022 Ms Roksana Niewadzisz School of Film, Music and Theatre
2021 Dr Vuslat Juska Tyndall National Institute

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