IMAGES OF RESEARCH & TEACHING

The University of South Australia’s Images of Research & Teaching competition celebrates the breadth and diversity of our innovation, and the people who make it happen.


KOALA IN MY PATCH, CAMERON LOMAS, BACHELOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, UniSA STEM

2021 submissions are now closed

Thank you to everyone who has entered and we wish you the best of luck.

Chancellor Pauline Carr, Provost & Chief Academic Officer Professor Allan Evans and Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Enterprise Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington look forward to announcing the finalists and winners online 24 September 2021.

The People’s Choice Competition will then be open for you to vote for your favourite image or video online and announced 19 November 2021.

Images of Research and Teaching Competition 2021

In celebration of UniSA’s 30th birthday, UniSA’s annual Images of Research competition is being expanded to include images of teaching. The new Images of Research and Teaching competition will help demonstrate the wider impact of what we do in our society, industry and world.

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    Intent

    The intent of this competition is to:

    • Highlight the strength and creativity of our research and teaching experience both within and beyond UniSA;
    • Recognise and reward the creativity of our staff and students in teaching and research;
    • Provide a series of images communicating the value and beauty of UniSA research and teaching to our community, business partners, alumni and donors; and
    • Curate a series of photographic and video assets to be used in our communications.

    Criteria

    We are seeking images that reflect our research and teaching experience and the people who make it happen – quality images that inspire. We welcome one entry per person from any discipline – the image should entice and captivate one’s attention, raising awareness and intrigue about UniSA’s research and teaching.

    In the case of videography, we are looking for short creative and visually impactful pieces.

    This year the competition will include images and videos reflecting UniSA’s teaching experience.

    Prizes

    Recognising the efforts of entrants, all eligible entries will be in contention for first, second, third in two categories: Research and Teaching and the People’s Choice Prize:

    Research

    • 1st Prize – Research $5,000*
    • 2nd Prize – Research $2,000*
    • 3rd Prize – Research $1000*

    Teaching

    • 1st Prize – Teaching $5,000*
    • 2nd Prize – Teaching $2,000*
    • 3rd Prize – Teaching $1000*

    People’s Choice Prize 

    • $1,000*

    All prize winners will receive a mounted picture of their entry and a certificate.

    *Prize money for UniSA staff members will be transferred to a Professional Development (PD) fund to be used in accordance with UniSA’s Professional Development Fund Guidelines).

    Specifications:

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    Any photographic image submitted must meet the following specifications: 300dpi at an approximate minimum size of 6000 pixels x 6000 pixels or 500mm x 500mm, saved as either a .jpg or .tif. File size 6MB or greater.

    VIDEOGRAPHY

    Any video submitted must meet the following specifications: no longer than 20secs, resolution 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels, sound 48000 Khz (if sound is used, however not a requirement) and saved as an H.264 (mp4) with a maximum file size 100MB.

    Please note: videos talking to camera about research or teaching are deemed ineligible.

    Application and selection process

    Applications must be submitted online via unisa.edu.au by Friday 13 August 2021, 5.00pm ACST.

    The judging panel will be comprised of senior university management, a university communications and marketing representative, a student representative and several external panel members. The winner will be announced online by the University of South Australia’s Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Enterprise via Social Media on 24 September 2021.

    The People's Choice competition opens following the winner’s announcement, online voting runs for one month, closing 29 October 2021. The People Choice Winner will be announced online by the University of South Australia’s Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Enterprise 19 November 2021.

    Eligibilty

    To enter the Images of Research and Teaching competition you must agree to the following:

    • All the details on this application form are true and complete;
    • I agree to the Terms and Conditions of the competition;
    • This Image/Video was taken by me and is my original work;
    • I have only entered one image/video in the competition;
    • The description of my image/video will be shared publicly;
    • I have obtained the written consent of all persons who appear in this Image/Video (Consent Form available here);
    • Use of the Image/Video by UniSA will not infringe the intellectual property rights of a third party;
    • If the entry depicts Aboriginal knowledges, every effort has been made to ensure protection of Aboriginal Peoples rights to traditional knowledges.
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    The “Images of Research and Teaching” Photography Competition (Promotion) is being run by the University of South Australia (ABN 37 191 313 308) (Promoter) of 55 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000.

    Contact details: Tanya Vale, Tel: 8302 0157 Email: tanya.vale@unisa.edu.au

    The total prize pool of this Promotion does not exceed $17,854. By entering the Promotion, you agree to, and represent that:

    • you have read and understood these terms and conditions; and
    • if you are under 18 years of age, your parent or guardian has read these terms and conditions and has provided their approval for you to participate in the Promotion and to provide the personal information contained in your entry

    1. Eligibility

    a. Entry is open to individuals who are:

    (i) current students of the Promoter; and
    (ii) employees of the Promoter.
    Individuals who satisfy all of the above-mentioned criteria will be Eligible Entrants. If an entrant is an employee and current student of the Promoter, the entrant will be considered an employee for the purposes of the Promotion.

    b. Entries open at 9.00am Adelaide time on [Friday 4 June 2021] and close at 5.00 pm Adelaide time on [Friday 13 August], (Entry Period). Entries received after the Entry Period will not be accepted. Incomplete entries received during the Entry Period will not be accepted.

    c. An Entrant may only apply for either the Research or Teaching category.

    d. An entry will only be eligible for the Promotion where it complies with these terms and conditions in every respect (Eligible Entry). Each Eligible Entrant is restricted to one entry for the Promotion. If an Eligible Entrant submits more than one entry the first submitted entry will be considered to be the Eligible Entry for judging. All other subsequent entries entered by that Eligible Entrant will be considered ineligible.

    e. The Promoter may exclude from eligibility any entry which it considers (in the Promoter’s sole and absolute discretion):

    (i) does not or may not reflect positively on the Promoter;
    (ii) may damage the reputation or goodwill associated with the Promoter, its branding and other intellectual property;
    (iii) is not artistic in nature; or
    (iv) is otherwise inappropriate

    f. No responsibility is taken by the Promoter for late, lost, incomplete, illegible or misdirected entries.

    2. Method

    a. To enter, Eligible Entrants must, within the Entry Period:

    (i) enter an artistic research or teaching related:

    • photograph (300dpi at an approximate minimum size of 6000 pixels x 6000 pixels or 500mm x 500mm, saved as either a .jpg or .tif. File size 6MB or greater); or
    • video (no more than 20 seconds in duration, resolution 1920pixels x 1080pixels, sound 48000 Khz (if sound used, however not a requirement), and saved as an 264 (mp4) with a maximum file size 100MB); and

    (ii) complete an online entry form and upload the photograph or video via the Promotion website: unisa.edu.au/imagesofresearchandteaching

    b. By submitting an Eligible Entry to the Promotion, the Eligible Entrant:

    (i) agrees that if they are selected as a winner of the Promotion, their name may be used by the Promoter for promotional and publicity purposes for the benefit of the Promoter, including (without limitation) on the Promoter’s Facebook page at facebook.com/UniSA; Instagram account; Twitter account and other social media applications used by the Promoter;

    (ii) grants to the Promoter an irrevocable, exclusive, worldwide, royalty free licence for the Promoter to use the photograph or video for its business purposes, including without limitation, to display the photograph or video on the Promoter’s social media channels, to use the photograph or video for educational, training, marketing, promotional and publicity purposes and to commercially exploit the photograph or video by its use in merchandise and/or services sold or supplied by the Promoter to third parties (whether or not those activities generate any revenue);

    (iii) agrees that in relation to any moral rights (as defined by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)) that the Eligible Entrant holds in the photograph or video (Moral Rights), they irrevocably and voluntarily consent to any of the following acts or omissions on the part of the Promoter, namely:

    a. using, reproducing, adapting or exploiting all or any part of the photograph or video, with or without attribution of authorship;

    b. using the photograph or video in a different context to that originally envisaged;

    c. altering the photograph or video by adding to, removing elements from, or rearranging elements of it;

    d. making any modification, variation or amendment of any nature whatsoever to the photograph or video, whether or not it results in a material distortion, destruction or mutilation of it or is prejudicial to the Eligible Entrant’s honour or reputation, but not to the Promoter falsely attributing authorship of the photograph or video; and

    (iv) agrees that they are not entitled to any fees or other compensation in return for any use of the photograph or video permitted by these terms and

    c. the Eligible Entrant warrants that:

    (i) the photograph or video submitted was devised and taken by the Eligible Entrant, is the Eligible Entrant’s original work and the Eligible Entrant owns all intellectual property rights in the photograph or video (including, without limitation, all copyright) or otherwise has the full authority to grant the licences under paragraphs 2B(i) and 2B(ii) and has the ability to provide consent under paragraph 2B(iii);

    (ii) the Eligible Entrant has complied with all relevant laws in taking the photograph or video and entering this Promotion;

    (iii) the Eligible Entrant has obtained the written consent (in a form acceptable to the Promoter) of all persons whose images appear in the Eligible Entrant’s photographs or videos for those photographs or videos to be used as contemplated under these terms and conditions and the Eligible Entrant will provide a copy of the written consent to the Promoter on the request of the Promoter;

    (iv) use of the photograph or video as contemplated under these terms and conditions will not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party (including, without limitation, any third-party trademarks); and

    (v) where the photograph or video depicts imagery of Aboriginal knowledges, artefacts, tools, or other expressions of Aboriginal peoples ways of knowing, the Eligible Entrant asserts that the entry depicting images and ways of knowing has not been misappropriated, manipulated or altered. For further information on UniSA’s commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research, please see our Aboriginal Research Strategy which was developed in partnership with Aboriginal communities.

    3. Prize draws

    a. There are seven prizes awarded in the Promotion, First, Second, Third in the research category and First, Second, Third in the teaching category and People’s Choice.

    • The First Prize winner of each category will receive $5,000 each, a mounted copy of their entry to the value of $93 and a certificate;
    • Second prize winner of each category will receive $2000, a mounted copy of their entry to the value of $93 and a certificate
    • Third prize winner of each category will each receive $1000 and a mounted copy of their entry to the value of $93 and a certificate.
    • The People’s Choice winner will receive $1000, a mounted copy of their entry to the value of $93 and a certificate.

    b. A winner who is an employee of the Promoter will have the funds transferred to their Professional Development Fund and the monies must be used in accordance with the Professional Development Fund Guidelines. A Winner who is a student of the Promoter will have the funds transferred to their nominated bank account.

    c. The First Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize recipient will be determined by a panel that comprises the Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Enterprise (or nominated proxy), the Director MoD (or nominated proxy), Executive Dean : UniSA Creative (or nominated proxy), PVC: Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy (or nominated proxy), Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (or nominated proxy), a student representative and at least two external representatives (Panel).

    The external representatives and student representative will be chosen by the Promoter at its absolute discretion. This Panel will also determine the entrants that will be eligible for the People’s Choice prize.

    The People’s Choice award will be determined via a polling system that will be available on the Promotion’s webpage.

    If any misuse or improper use of the polling system is detected the Panel will have the absolute discretion to take any action deemed appropriate, including disqualifying Eligible Entries. Any action taken is final and not subject to review or complaint.

    d. The Promotion is a game of skill. Chance plays no part whatsoever in determining the winners.

    e. Judging of all Eligible Entries will be based on the adjudged uniqueness, quality and creativity of the photograph or video. The Panel’s decision is Judging of the first, second and third prizes and the contenders for the People’s Choice award will take place at, Hawke Building , 55 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000.

    Prizes awarded to employees of the Promoter will be transferred to their Professional Development Account and are not transferable, by the prize winners.

    Prizes awarded to the Promoter’s students will be transferred to the individual’s nominated bank account.

    4. Prize winners’ announcement and prize collection

    a. The winners of the First, Second and Third Prizes will be notified by email (as determined by the Promoter) and announced on the Promoters social media on24 September 2021. The winner of the People’s Choice award will be notified via email and announced on the Promoters social media on.19 November 2021

    b. The Promoter will transfer the First, Second and Third Prize and People’s Choice monetary component of the Prize to the winners, in accordance with clause 3, shortly after they are notified.

    c. The Prize Recipients for all seven awards must collect their Prize at any time between 9:00am and 5:00pm on a weekday (that is not otherwise a public holiday in South Australia) from Level 4 Reception, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000.between 11October 2021 - 17 December 2021 (‘Collection Period’).

    d. If the Prize Recipient does not collect their Prize during the Collection Period, then the Prize Recipient will be deemed to have forfeited any right to their Prize, and UniSA may dispose of or otherwise deal with the Prize as it sees fit.

    5. Personal Information

    a. Subject to paragraph 5C, the personal information of the Eligible Entrant, their legal guardian and representative will be handled in accordance with the Promoter’s privacy policy located at: https://i.unisa.edu.au/policies-and-procedures/university-policies/hr/privacy-policy/

    b. By entering the Promotion, Eligible Entrants consent to the Promoter using their personal information to provide them with marketing, promotional and advertising information about the Promoter from time to time by email.

    c. By entering the Promotion, entrants:

    (i) are providing personal information to UniSA;

    (ii) acknowledge and agree that personal information which is submitted on social media may be collected, used and distributed by any of the operators of that social media in accordance with the terms, policies and guidelines published on any of the websites of the relevant social media. Entrants should familiarise themselves with such terms, policies and guidelines of Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (as the case may be).

    6. General

    The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with any of Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or any other social media Eligible Entrants:

    (i) release Facebook, Instagram and Twitter from any liability arising from, or in connection with, the Promotion; and

    (ii) must comply with any terms and conditions imposed by Facebook, Instagram or Twitter which may be applicable to the Eligible Entrant’s participation in the Promotion, including but not limited to the use of any intellectual property or branding.

 

Last years prize winners

Ring a ring o' roses by Kelly Ryan, Doctor of Philosophy, Law, UniSA Justice & Society

Ring a ring o'roses

KELLY RYAN, Doctor of Philosophy, Law, UNISA JUSTICE & SOCIETY - 1ST PRIZE

“This photo is of a child in regional South Australia running towards the Spencer Gulf. Storm clouds roll in whilst the child is cloaked by jolly, carefree nursery rhyme characters.”


Ecological evolution by Stefany Bensimon, Master of Architecture, UniSA Creative

Ecological evolution

Stefany Bensimon, Master of Architecture, UniSA Creative - 2nd Prize

“As an architecture student, one of our main roles is to provide spaces that adapt to environmental circumstances. However, I felt a special curiosity to research the other side of the coin: is the ecosystem really adapting to us?”


Deep down and dirty for science by Michael Short, Senior Research Fellow, Future Industries Institute, UniSA STEM

Deep down and dirty for science

Michael Short, Senior Research Fellow, Future Industries Institute, UniSA STEM - 3rd Prize

“This photo shows my colleague Dr Gianluca Brunetti in the bowels of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital during the early hours of the morning as we embarked on a 12-hour hospital sewage sampling campaign.”


Floating an island of repurposed waste materials to nurture aquatic flora and fauna by Thanusshan Packiyarajah, Master by Research, Environmental Science, UniSA STEM

Floating an island of repurposed waste materials to nurture aquatic flora and fauna

Thanusshan Packiyarajah, Master by Research, Environmental Science, UniSA STEM - People's Choice

“This image demonstrates the effectiveness of Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste which can be used as a filtre medium in Constructed Floating Wetlands (CFWs), allowing plants to remove pollutants from urban water sources.”


Enquiries

If you have any questions please contact DVCRE@unisa.edu.au