This collection showcases winning and finalist entries from the annual Image of Research at Illinois State competition. The competition invites Illinois State students to create or capture one static image of their research and to write a brief narrative explaining how the image relates to their research. Students are asked to choose compelling images to capture the viewers’ attention. The images could take any form, including photographs, drawings, or digital creations, and could convey the research concretely or abstractly. Submissions are evaluated by a committee of jurors. The committee evaluates the submissions for visual impact, originality, and the connection between the student’s image, narrative, and research project. The public at-large votes for the People's Choice Award via the Office of Student Research website.


Browse the Image of Research at Illinois State Collections:

2020 Image of Research Exhibit

2021 Image of Research Exhibit

2022 Image of Research Exhibit

2023 Image of Research Exhibit