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Photo Competition Launch

last modified May 20, 2015 12:58 PM
Capturing CEB Essence . . . CEB Communications Toolkit

We are searching for high-quality inspiring images that encapsulate what CEB is about and the main values the Department represents. The winning entries will be used in a CEB Communications Toolkit currently being designed.  

The Communications Toolkit is being put together as part of a branding strategy to coincide with the Department's move into the new building in West Cambridge and also looking ahead into the future under new leadership with Professor John Dennis taking over in October. We want to engage our audience and readers with visually appealing images that communicate our values and positive impact on society. We are therefore looking for images that portray CEB's people and its work in a very positive light to the outside world. We are looking for attractive graphics that will encourage potential partners and stakeholders to discover more about us.

The graphics we are after would ideally represent the values of discovery, research innovation, science of the future, multi-discipline collaboration and team effort, etc.. These values show CEB as a very exciting place to work in and to work with.

Note: scientific and abstract images related to CEB innovation and excellence are preferred although these images do not need to be research related.
The image could be a photograph, or an SEM image, or a graphic that you have produced. The image may be drawn, downloaded from a camera, created from several sub-images or it may be enhanced. We appeal to you to submit an image that focuses on excellence in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Who can enter?

The competition is open to everyone in the Department from researchers to current admin staff and undergraduate students in the Department.


The image, with a relevant caption, must be submitted by email to Vanessa and Elena on by 4pm on Friday 5 June 2015.

The entrant must include the following statement in the text of the email:

I have checked with my manager/supervisor/DoS __________________ that I have permission to enter the attached photograph(s) in the competition and give the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology the right to publish the photograph(s) on its website and elsewhere.


For printing as a poster or on canvas, the image should be at least 2500 pixels wide or high.

For the website, the image should be able to be scaled or cropped to fit the carousel/large image on the main home page or a teaser image.
Carousel images are 883 x 431 pixels and if you are going to add a caption this will cover a 50px high strip at the bottom of the image.
Teaser images are 250 pixels square.
A carousel image at the top of a lower level page or folder will need to be 590 x 288 px to fit the template properly.


First prize £150 Amazon voucher
Second prize £100 Amazon voucher
Third prize £50 Amazon voucher

The three winning images will also be given digital and offline exposure not only being featured on the CEB comms Toolkit, Department's website and CEB Focus Newsletter but may receive also national and international press coverage and will be printed on canvas to decorate the walls in the new building.

See this year's photo competition entries.

See previous photo competition entries.