Enter the CEPS photo contest for a chance to win $500!

Posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

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Photos and/or images must be submitted by 11:59 PM on November 19, 2018

CEPS Photo Contest – Guidelines

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) invites its students, faculty and research staff to submit photos* or digital images of their experiences as a member of CEPS.

Your photos may be featured on the CEPS website and other promotional materials.


One $500 prize will be awarded for 1st place in each of the following categories:­

People: People who are studying, who are doing research, who are participating in research or who are affected by your research

Eureka!: Discoveries, ideas, innovations, inventions or new technologies employed/created in your class or laboratory

Weird & Wonderful: Interesting shapes, designs, patterns, colours, techniques... any element of your CEPS experience that is fascinating but a little unusual


  • Contestants must be a CEPS faculty or staff member, or undergraduate or graduate student
  • Photos must in some way portray research, teaching or learning in CEPS
  • Number of entries per person is limited to 5
  • Content that is in any way offensive, rude, abusive, explicit, illegal or otherwise deemed unacceptable by the contest administrators will not be eligible

Submission Requirements

  • Provide an image caption that describes the story behind your photo (100 words max). Use plain language that could be understood by anyone aged 7 to 77
    • Images should be submitted as .jpg, .png, or .tiff, with a maximum file size of 99 megabytes, minimum 300 dpi, and at least 1200 x 900 pixels
    • No words, watermarks, signatures, or dates should be superimposed on the image
  • Indicate the intended category for each photo/image you submit
  • Provide your signed Consent and Agreement form (attached)
  • Upload your submission materials to the following Dropbox location: https://www.dropbox.com/request/U0iLEtDPTsieM3gb1vkk


Winner Selection

  • Winning submissions will be chosen based on technical quality, creativity, attractiveness and fit with the selected category
  • Winners will be notified by November 30, 2018


*Any type of image-producing technology may be used (photos using visible light or other spectra, optical or electronic instruments, computer-generated images, models, drawings, diagrams, graphs, etc.)


Sample Photos





Weird & Wonderful


If you have any questions or concerns, please email cepscoop@uoguelph.ca

Note: Contestants are encouraged to enter the NSERC Science Exposed Photo Contest in January 2019 if they meet NSERC’s eligibility criteria. See http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/ScienceExposed-PreuveParLimage/index_eng.asp for more details. 

File Attachments

PDF icon Consent and Agreement Form.pdf59.62 KB
PDF icon Sample photos.pdf427.51 KB

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