Institute for Future


14 August 2017

The 2017 Science in Focus Image Competition is now open, showcasing the most original, informative and technically innovative images of important QUT research. Winners will share a prize pool of $2000.


Entries close on 11 September 2017.

QUT staff and students are invited to enter all kinds of images, including (but not limited to) photographs, light and electron microscopy, hand-drawn and digital illustrations, machine outputs and scans, x-ray patterns or structures, infographics, graphs and 3D scans.

$2000 in prizes up for grabs

  • First prize: $1200
  • Second prize: $500
  • People’s choice award: $250
  • Bonus prize: Post entries to Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook with the hashtags #ScienceinFocus17 and #IFE_QUT for the chance to win a $50 gift voucher. Every post equals one chance to win!

Judging criteria
Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, technical proficiency, visual impact and informational content. Judges are particularly interested in seeing images that demonstrate or depict the impact of QUT research. View the 2017 competition guidelines for full details.

Entering is easy

  1. Capture visually striking, unexpected and/or inspiring images of QUT research
  2. Submit up to 3 high-resolution image files via the online entry form, including the image title, a brief description and a summary of the importance and/or impact of the research it relates to
  3. Make sure you post your entries to Instagram and/or Twitter including hashtags #ScienceinFocus17 and #IFE_QUT to go into the draw for the bonus prize
  4. Finalists will be notified on 4 October

Finalist exhibition in The Cube
The top 10 finalists will be displayed on the big screen at a finalist exhibition and award ceremony in The Cube at QUT Gardens Point on Friday 27 October. Winners will be revealed at the event, including the people’s choice award which is decided via an online public vote.

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Institute for Future Environments

  • Phone: 3138 9500
  • Int. phone: +61 7 3138 9500
  • Fax: +61 7 3138 4438
  • Email:
  • Level 6, P Block
    Gardens Point
    2 George St
    Brisbane QLD 4000
  • Postal address:
    Institute for Future Environments
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001