Enter now: NIHR ‘People in Research’ Photography Competition (Closes 22nd June 2014)

Taken straight from the NIHR website but worth posting in its entirety I feel:

The NIHR is developing a brand new integrated, interactive website. Inspired by the wonderful images we have seen used in communication materials produced by the NIHR over the years, we want to use images celebrating the work and the people of the NIHR. We hope to build an image library of a ‘day in the life the NIHR’ in all its guises, with photos showing how people participate, engage or get involved in so many different ways with the NIHR and its research.

We are now running an open competition for NIHR-based photographs on the theme of ‘People and Research’ so that we can build the NIHR image library for use on the site and in other materials. Anyone funded by, or working with, the NIHR can enter.

What we want
We want images on the theme of ‘People and Research’. Images could be in any settings from clinics to corridors, wards to outdoors, of groups, couples or singles, people in glowing good health or receiving care, of different activities and situations, in medical or non-medical settings and of people of all ages in close up or wide angle. We are not looking for images of smiling teams of people posing for a group shot!

So, it’s over to you to be inventive and creative and show us the best of what you do and how you are involved in research. Remember, the theme is ‘People and Research’ and that the NIHR’s remit covers health, public health and social care research and that we also collaborate with the life sciences industry, so the brief is very wide. You may already have images that meet this brief and, as long as the consent has been obtained and recorded of all people captured in an image, these can be submitted to the competition as well as brand new photographs.

Consent to publish
We can only use imagesof people if they have given their consent. Please make sure that you have obtained and recorded the consent of all the people captured in an image. A downloadable consent form for use is provided below. You may be asked to provide proof of this if your image is selected.

As we can only use high quality images, please make sure that any images you submit are:

· The original, preferably uncompressed, un-cropped image

· The image is a minimum 2 megapixels in size, i.e. 1600×1200 pixels

· The file format is .PNG or . JPG/.JPEG

Who can enter
Anyone who is funded by, connected to, taking part in or involved with the NIHR and its research can enter.

How to enter
Please follow this link to upload your entry or entries.

Entry deadline
The deadline for competition entries is midnight on Sunday 22 June 2014.

Entries can still be made after that date which will be assessed for use in the library, but will not be eligible for the competition prizes.

Three levels of prizes will be awarded with all winning entries being entered into the NIHR image library and used on the new website. Winners in all categories will be notified by email.

Best Overall Image Award: The overall winner will receive a ticket to the 2014 INVOLVE conference on 26 and 27 November at the NEC, Birmingham, with up to £200 towards the costs of travel and accommodation to attend the conference, and a certificate signed by Professor Dame Sally C Davies FRS FSciMed, Chief Medical Officer

Highly Commended Award: Seven awards will be available for the Highly Commended category. Winners will receive a ticket for the 2014 INVOLVE conference on 26 and 27 November at the NEC, Birmingham, and a certificate signed by Professor Dame Sally C Davies FRS FSciMed, Chief Medical Officer

The Excellence Award: Winners will receive a certificate signed by Professor Dame Sally C Davies FRS FSciMed, Chief Medical Office

Images not selected for an award will not be used in the NIHR image library.

Selection panel
Amongst others, the selection panel will include:

  • Carol Rhodes, Patient and Public Coordinator, Primary Care Centre, Keele University
  • Simon Denegri, NIHR Director for Patient and Public Participation and Engagement in Research, Chair of INVOLVE
  • Sarah Buckland, Director, NIHR INVOLVE
  • Ann Deehan, NIHR Workforce Development, Department of Health
  • Dan Spiers, NIHR CRN CC Communications Manager and designer of the NIHR’s Faculty World and Annual Report
  • Dawn Biram, NIHR TCC Information and Engagement Manager and manager of the NIHR New Media Competition.

The selection panel will shortlist all entries for the Excellence Award. The Highly Commended Awards and Best Overall Image winner will be selected from this short list by Professor Dame Sally C. Davies, FRS FSciMed, CMO.

Withdrawing an image from the library
If your image is selected for the library and you wish to withdraw permission for its use by the NIHR at any point in the future, please notify us be emailing enquiries and we will remove it from the library.

A final reminder that the theme is ‘People and Research’ and the entry deadline is midnight on Sunday 22 June 2014.

Wishing you the best of luck with your entry.

Enter here

(If you have any technical issues uploading your photo through this link, please contact: luke.cassidy)

Downloadable consent form

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