Winner of the Research In The Field photo contest - image shows two deer framed by the window of a door
Through the Barn Door

A photo of deer involved in a study to treat an emerging protozoal disease has taken top prize in the inaugural Office of Research field research photo contest.

The photo, titled “Through The Barn Door,” depicts three deer in a holding pen looking directly at the camera through a hole in a door.

The “In the Field” photo contest called for students, staff and faculty at the U of G to submit photos of research in a lab, a studio, a library or a field site. The contest closed on Sept. 1.

Judges Prof. Christina Smylitopoulos, Mido Melebari and Owen Roberts deliberated over 71 entries across three categories. Winners were announced on Sept. 18 and have been posted on the Office of Research website.

The contest was intended to show the breadth of research at U of G and to crowd-source photos that may be used to help share University research.

Prizes were awarded for best in show and first, second and third place in each category. The winners are:

Best in Show

Through the barn door by Ellie Milnes

Faculty category

First: History by Amy Newman

Second: Wild horse behaviour by Katrina Merkies

Third: Notebook by Glen Pyle

Staff category

First: Greenhouse at dawn by Michael Mucci

Second: Itchy by Karen Tran

Third: Aphids on strawberries by Michael Mucci

Student category

First: A quick nap between forages by Sage Handler

Second: Bugs life by Lauren Benoit

Third: Objects studio by Richelle Forsey