In an effort to expand our visual communication, NCSCE is continuing a series of photo contests to source and highlight images that convey the broad scope of our community, our commitment to active learning strategies, and our belief in learning by doing. The winning photograph from our first contest focusing on Fieldwork, is featured above. Chris Parsons of George Mason University ran a field course for undergraduate and graduate students to Antarctica. Pictured is his graduate student Samantha Oester photographing penguins. You can view the second and third place finishers from our first photo contest here.
For our second contest, we are seeking photos of students in the lab. Does your course involve hands-on exploration? Do your students design their own experiments to understand complicated problems?
Images that capture students engaged in lab work tell a larger story, and demonstrate, in a way that words alone cannot, how the SENCER approach makes a difference.
In addition to bragging rights, contest winners and runners up will be displayed on the NCSCE and SENCER websites. Top submissions will be spotlighted in written profiles publicizing the work and achievements of you and your students.
Please submit your best fieldwork photos for consideration. Photos should be large enough for web publishing. Most smartphones and digital cameras released in the past 3-4 years will take high quality pictures appropriate for use on the web. When submitting your photo, please send the highest resolution size available. Horizontal photographs are preferred, and should be at least 748 x 346 pixels (approximately 10” x 4.5”). Photo file format should be either JPEG or PNG. Please ensure all students pictured are over 18 years of age. If you are not submitting a photo you took yourself, please ensure that the photo you submit can be published without violating copyright.
How to Submit
There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit, but please submit your very best work. Along with your submission, please include a brief description that provides context for what is pictured. Please also provide the name of the photographer so we can provide appropriate credit. Helpful information would include details about the course or learning experience, location or fieldwork setting, and fieldwork activities and outcomes. Please email your submission to Kyle Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Fieldwork Photo” by Wednesday, April 5.
If you have an excellent photograph that does not fall within the fieldwork theme, or would like to suggest themes for future contests, please email Kyle at email@example.com.