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OxTALENT Awards 2013

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Conference Poster

Do you have a poster of which you are rightly proud? Is it all your own work? Did you work as a team? Have other people told you it is rather good? If so, why not enter it for an OxTALENT prize?

What do we mean by ‘Conference Poster’?

Any poster that you have created that presents your research and which has been peer reviewed at a conference or event. Please note: this does not include posters designed to advertise conferences and events.

Why does it have to have been peer reviewed?

We are interested only in the design of the poster, we don’t judge the content. If your poster has been accepted for a conference or event, we can be sure your content is good.

How will it be judged?

The poster will be looked at by a small panel of judges who have experience in poster design and/or a design related area. They will be looking at the following aspects of the poster:
  • Use of: space, colour, text, graphics and images
  • Layout
  • Structure of the information
  • Readability
  • Impact
  • Aesthetics

In what format should I submit my poster?

We would prefer a high quality PDF; we often print posters at A2 or A1 size for display at our annual OxTALENT event. If you want to supply a different format, or if you have a file that is too large to email, please contact us.

How do I enter?

Send your poster to competitions@it.ox.ac.uk together with:
  • Your name
  • Your affiliation
  • Your University barcode number
  • A short paragraph (max. 200 words) about the poster
  • How the poster has been peer reviewed
  • The name of the tools you used to create the poster
When is the closing date?

Entries must be received by: Mid-day on 17th May 2013

Is there a prize?

There is a small prize for the winning entry, which is presented at our annual OxTALENT Awards ceremony in June.

Is there any small print?

Not much:
  • Where there are multiple authors on a poster, we will assume the first mentioned author is the main designer and entrant unless you tell us otherwise.
  • If you have had help from a graphic design agency , please let us know.
  • By entering the competition, you give us permission to display your poster at the OxTALENT Awards ceremony (we cover any printing costs), to use an image of the poster in blogs and other media related to the OxTALENT event, and to use your poster as a positive example in our poster design courses here at IT Services.

Digital Image or Photograph

You probably have many images that relate to your teaching and research, and there will be some that you think are good enough to share. Why not enter the best in our competition?

What do we mean by ‘Digital Image or Photograph’?

Examples are:
  • Computer generated images such as models, simulations, reconstructions
  • Digital photographs from a camera, camera-phone, microscope, telescope
  • Photographs from film-based cameras, including stills from films and videos
The submission must have been generated as part of your teaching, learning, research or engagement activities for the University.

How will it be judged?

The submission will be looked at by a small panel of judges who have experience in digital imaging and/or photography and/or a design related area. They will be looking at the following aspects of the submission:

  • Composition
  • Colour (or monochrome)
  • Impact
  • Innovation
  • Technical execution
  • Aesthetics

In what format should I submit my digital image or photograph?

We are happy to accept most common image formats, including jpeg, tiff, png. Ideally we would like the highest resolution possible. If you are unsure about the format, or if you have a file that is too large to email, please contact us.

How do I enter?

Send your digital image or photograph to competitions@it.ox.ac.uk together with:
  • Your name
  • Your affiliation
  • Your University barcode number
  • A short paragraph (max. 200 words) about the submission
  • The name of the tools and details of the equipment you used to create the digital image or photograph
When is the closing date?

Entries must be received by: Mid-day on 17th May 2013

Is there a prize?

There is a small prize for the winning entry, which is presented at our annual OxTALENT Awards ceremony in June.

Is there any small print?

Not much:
  • Digital images and photographs should be your own work. If you have had help from a professional agency, please let us know.
  • You may enter a maximum of three images.
  • By entering the competition, you give us permission to display your digital image at the OxTALENT Awards ceremony, to use the image in blogs and other media related to the OxTALENT event, and to display your image on a competitions Flickr page (www.flickr.com). Entries are submitted on the understanding that they are licenced for distribution under a creative commons licence (www.creativecommons.org) unless you specifically state otherwise.

Data visualisation and research infographic

Large quantities of data and complex relationships between them can overwhelm us to the point where we lose sight of the key ideas - but you will have created visualisations and infographics that reveal all! Why not share these by entering them into our competition?

What do we mean by ‘Data visualisation and research infographic’?

  • Computer generated or drawn visualisations of research data, such as maps, networks, diagrams and graphs.
  • Research data presented in a manner that enables it to be understood without the need for supporting text and explanation.
You may, if you wish, submit data visualisations and infographics which are incorporated into a submitted conference poster separately into this category.

How will it be judged??

The submission will be looked at by a small panel of judges who have experience in graphic design or a design related area. They will be looking at the following aspects of the submission:

  • Design
  • Impact
  • Innovation
  • Information content
  • Technical execution
  • Aesthetics

In what format should I submit my data visualisation or research infographic?

We would prefer a standard image format such as jpeg, tiff, png or a PDF. Ideally we would like the highest resolution possible. If you are unsure about the format, or if you have a file that is too large to email, please contact us.

How do I enter?

Send your infographic to competitions@it.ox.ac.uk together with:
  • Your name
  • Your affiliation
  • Your University barcode number
  • A short paragraph (max. 200 words) about the submission
  • The name of the tools and details of the equipment you used to create the digital image or photograph
When is the closing date?

Entries must be received by: Mid-day on 17th May 2013

Is there a prize?

There is a small prize for the winning entry, which is presented at our annual OxTALENT Awards ceremony in June.

Is there any small print?

Not much:
  • If you have had help from a professional design agency, please let us know.
  • By entering the competition, you give us permission to display your infographic at the OxTALENT Awards ceremony, to use the infographic in blogs and other media related to the OxTALENT event, and to display your infographic on a competitions Flickr page (www.flickr.com). Entries are submitted on the understanding that they are licenced for distribution under a creative commons licence (www.creativecommons.org) unless you specifically state otherwise.