Collaboration Captured

Collaboration Captured

Photo Competition for University-Business Interaction

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The National Centre for Universities and Business is pleased to partner with Research England on a University-Business Interaction Photo Competition to celebrate the breadth and value of interactions between UK universities and external organisations.

Collaboration Captured invites photo submissions that illustrate the dynamic nature of interactions between UK universities and external organisations including business, public and third-sector. Submissions should include photographs of knowledge exchange interaction between one or more UK universities and an external organisation, a description of the image and the story behind it.

The competition is open to all individuals and organisations collaborating with UK universities, or KE individuals from UK universities working with external organisations.

Launching on 2nd April, the competition will run until midday on 10th May 2019. The winning entry will be awarded a prize of £500 at the NCUB’s annual State of the Relationship event in June 2019, where the winner will be announced.



Winner to be announced on 19 June 2019


Collaboration Captured: University-Business Interaction Photo Competition T&Cs


  1. The promoters of the university-business interaction photo competition are NCUB and Research England. Both NCUB and Research England work with universities and businesses to promote research and innovation and to create an economy in which they flourish. The photo competition welcomes submissions from knowledge exchange practitioners that represent the breadth and value of university interactions with business or with the third-sector.

Entries and Entrants

  1. Entry to the competition is free, and open to all practitioners of knowledge exchange and university-business interaction.
  2. Competition is open from 2nd April to 10th May 2019.
  3. Please submit entries via the link made accessible on 2nd April, 2019.
  4. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  5. Entrants may submit more than one photograph.
  6. All entries must include a photographic demonstration of knowledge exchange interaction between one or more UK universities and businesses.
  7. Images must be in digital format e.g. JPEG, PNG at a minimum of 300dpi and a maximum file size of 16MB. Images can be downsized for submission, but winners will be required to provide a high-resolution version of their entry. Images that have been nominated for a prize in any other major photo competition are not eligible.
  8. All entries should be accompanied by an entry form, title of no more than 6 words, plain English image caption and an extended caption of a maximum 200 words describing the image and interaction behind it, ensuring the caption is written for a lay audience using plain English and avoiding jargon and unexplained acronyms. The extended caption must place the image in a collaboration context and NCUB and Research England reserves the right to use an edited, shorter version of this caption for some forms of publication of the image.

Judging and Prizes

  1. Entries will be judged by an appointed panel, alongside the extended caption putting the image into context. Judges appointed by NCUB will nominate the winning entries and their decision is final.
  2. The judging panel will consist of senior figures from Research England, NCUB and partner organisations.
  3. The winning entry will receive £500.
  4. Winners will be announced in June 2019.
  5. The Prize will be awarded in June 2019, and winners will be contacted directly via email.
  6. Winning images may be used in national coverage, and press may wish to contact winners following their announcement.

Copyright, Permissions and Liability

  1. Copyright of the entire image (before and after any manipulation) must be held by the entrant. NCUB reserves the right to request confirmation of copyright.
  2. NCUB reserves the right to use all submitted photographs, including those not chosen to win prizes, in promotional materials without further permission from, or providing payment for
    use to, the photographer or supplying entrant. Credit may be given if reproduced, and the entrant will retain copyright.
  3. No portrayals of indecent, illegal or unethical activities, no portrayals of unsafe working practices, confidential work or images which may be deemed potentially harmful to the reputation of the entrant organisation. Submissions that, in the sole discretion of the judges, are considered inappropriate or unsuitable for publication will be deemed ineligible and removed from the competition.
  4. You represent and warrant to NCUB that
    i) you are the sole and exclusive owner of your submission, or that you have all right and authority to grant the rights in the submission to NCUB described herein;
    ii) you have obtained any and all releases necessary from all persons (or their legal guardians) depicted in the submissions.
  5. Images in public spaces do not require release from background people/subjects but it is the responsibility of the entrant to secure written permission from identifiable persons in their photographs.
  6. Entrants must declare if entries have been manipulated using software and provide details of where and when this image was taken.
  7. By entering the competition, entrants agree for their images to be publicly displayed in online photo galleries, the NCUB and Research England websites, and on social media.
  8. By entering the competition, entrants agree for their name, biographical information, winning entry and any statements attributed to you being used for promotional purposes without additional compensation to you. As such, you hereby grant to the NCUB and Research England, and any subsequently agreed official sponsor or sponsors a non-exclusive, royalty free licence to reproduce works based on your submission without any obligation to compensate you.
  9. NCUB does not accept liability for any lost, damaged, delayed or incomplete entries.
  10. Entrant retains copyright of the image submitted but NCUB request that they are advised before using the image for public viewing elsewhere during the duration of the competition to avoid conflicts of interest.




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