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6 Nov 2017

EPSRC photo competition launches for 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is launching its science photo competition for the fifth year.

Aimed at all EPSRC-supported researchers and doctoral students, the competition showcases some of the most fascinating images from research in action. To help promote the outstanding work that takes place across the UK, this competition provides PhD students with the opportunity to photograph their current research project and environment.  

Entries must relate to one of five categories:

  • Equipment and facilities
  • Innovation
  • People and skills
  • Weird and wonderful
  • Eureka and discovery

Last year saw Khaled Elgeneidy of the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering win first place in the Eureka & Discovery category, after submitting an image showing a 3D printed soft gripper programmed to lift a lightbulb.

In addition, Alexander Wright of Loughborough’s Chemical Engineering department and Eleonora Brembilla of the School of Architecture, Civil and Building Engineering won third place in the Equipment & Facilities and Weird & Wonderful categories.

This year’s prizes include equipment up to the value of £500 for the winners in addition to having their image featured in the EPSRC Pioneer magazine.

All entries must be submitted by 4pm on Wednesday 6 December. For more information about the competition, prizes and terms and conditions, visit the website.