STEM photography competition 2020
STEM #Unfiltered is a competition to bring together and showcase images of beautiful Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) created by budding scientists across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Photographs and visualisation of data are a powerful way to share the incredible mechanics of the universe and the ways that science and technology play key roles in daily life!
Queen’s University Belfast Maths and Physics department would like to celebrate the curiosity of young scientists across the island by asking them to share their STEM #Unfiltered images with us and the world!
To take part in the competition, entrants should submit:
- an original image +
- a short descriptive paragraph (< 250 words) explaining the amazing science it shows!
A 1st and 2nd prize entry will be picked from each age-group GCSE (Key stage 3 & 4) and A-level (Key stage 5) and displayed in the online public gallery alongside other notable entries and photographs from within our department. 1st and 2nd prize winners in each age group will also receive a £20 or £15 Amazon voucher respectively. All notable entries will receive a certificate recognising their contribution.
Link for entries will be open from 1st November - 22nd November 2020, with the winners announced on 4th December 2020. More details about how the entries are judged below.
SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY HERE
Your image can focus on any aspect of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). For example, the technology in your phone or TV, the changing colour of the autumn leaves, the incredible cranes around Belfast, your school science project - explore the world around you and share it with us! Some examples of everyday science as well as the science happening in our QUB labs is included in our gallery.
Both the image and description (< 250 words) should be created by you and not copied from another source. The winning entries will be chosen based on both the eye-catching nature of the image and the clarity and passion of your explanation of the STEM background behind the image.
The competition has two age group categories GCSE (Key stage 3 & 4) and A-level (Key stage 5) and is open to all students at these levels in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Each entrant can submit up to 5 entries showcasing their favourite STEM topics.
A panel of QUB researchers will review all entries and will choose a 1st and 2nd prize for each age group category as well as notable entries. The results will be announced on 4th December 2020. Certificates will be sent to the prize winners and notable entries recognising their contributions.