Research Images 2019 is now open for entries!

Our Research Images competition is a great way to sum up complex research in a simple and succinct way. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so how would you illustrate your research with a single image?

Submissions are invited under the University’s three key research images:

  • Cultures, Communities and Society
  • Global Security and Resilience
  • Living Well


  • The competition is open for submissions from: 4 January 2019 to 4 March 2019
  • Entrants will be shortlisted by our judging panel by 15 March 2019
  • Online voting will take place between 5 and 19 April 2019
  • Winners will be announced at our award ceremony 29 April 2019

More information

More information is available on our Research Images website. For inspiration take a look at our 2018 competition.

Our 2018 Competition

Our inaugural competition in 2018 was kindly supported by The Stirling Fund. We shortlisted nine images across each of the University’s three research themes: Global Security and Resilience; Cultures, Communities and Society; and Living Well. The shortlisted images tell the powerful story of research at Stirling and demonstrate the importance of our research to contemporary, global society.

Our shortlisted images went out for a public vote and we were overwhelmed by the response, generating over 6,000 votes cast. 

Family including father in a wheelchair and two sons walking along a paved path away from the camera. The sun is shining and there is green grass to the left handside and a green hedge on the right.
Winner: Enabling Carers to be Active, Shubhanna Hussain-Ahmed, Postgraduate Research Student, Faculty of Natural Sciences
Picture of a traditional welsh stone wall. in the centre in a white panel with an EU star flag at the top. On the white panel is grafiteed the words They are watching
Second: Who’s watching – Ellie Hopkins, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Image of a female nurse, side on looking towards the horizon. She carries a blue holdall marked nurse. Ahead of her is the sun, sea and rugged looking cliffs in the background. In the foreground is a rural track and a metal farm gate.
Third: Rural nursing – Seonaid MacKay, Postgraduate Research Student, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport