Scholarship in Focus Photo Contest

New ORGS Photo Competition Encourages a New Look at Research and Creative Scholarship at CMU

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) wants to see your research and creative projects like never before. Behind the scenes. At their worst and finest moments. Funny. Courageous. Disheartening. Astonishing.

ORGS' Scholarship in Focus photo competition invites CMU faculty and staff to submit images that go behind the curtain of their work, where imagination and discovery collide. Our panel of peers will be looking for photos that spur curiosity and share an aspect of research or creative scholarship that is novel and engaging. All disciplines are encouraged to apply.

CMU faculty and staff are encouraged to submit one photograph per contest under one of the following categories:

INCLUSION – images that are diverse, communicative, open, active, questioning, and revelatory

TRANSFORMATION – illustrations of evolution, rebirth, and revitalization

INNOVATION– visual demonstrations of new ideas, new vision, new value, and new options 

EXPLORATION – images conveying curiosity, courage, logic, insight, and persistence

To enter, fill out the entry form linked below and upload a digital, high quality black and white or color photograph. Contestants will provide a brief description of the photograph's relevance to inclusion, transformation, innovation, or exploration and sign a release allowing us to share their work.

Eight 1st and 2nd prize winners will be showcased on a new gallery wall in Foust Hall. These photographs, as well as contest "honorable mentions," will shine on the ORGS website and in CMU/ORGS social media posts.

Show us what drives your passion for research and creativity! To apply, fill out our online submission form! All entries must be received by November 15, 2020 at 5pm EST.