Celebrating 10 Years, The Global Institute for Water Security is pleased to announce the Research Image Challenge. The contest will provide members and alumni an opportunity to showcase their favourite photography, images, and artwork.

You could win up to $300 for your submission!

Winning individuals or teams will receive a certificate, as well as a cash credit of:
First Place: $300
Second Place: $150
Third Place: $50


Who can submit?

The challenge is open to all GIWS current and past members, students, and alumni. Submissions can be made by individuals or groups.

What can I submit?

You can submit photography, artwork, or other images! Any images from the last 10 years of GIWS research (2011-2021) are encouraged. Entries should include a caption and a brief description of the work, such as where a photo was taken, what activity is taking place, etc. You may submit multiple entries.

How do I submit?

Email your photo, image or artwork along with the caption and brief description to Fred Reibin (fred.reibin@usask.ca) by August 30, 2021. Submissions will be posted on the GIWS website for public viewing and to invite comments to inform the judging process.


The selection committee will be comprised of a panel of judges from across the GIWS network. They will consider the following criteria while assessing entries:

  1. Alignment with GIWS themes and goals
  2. Visual impact of image on science and society
  3. Description
  4. Creativity

Submitted photos remain the property of the participant(s). Upon submission of a photo, the photo contest entrant(s) grants GIWS non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use the submitted material for use in promoting GIWS activities. GIWS reserves the right to showcase all winning photos indefinitely on our website, public media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, etc, at conferences, and other USask websites. GIWS will provide attribution to the original artist along with any use. GIWS rights shall not include the sale of submitted photos to other parties or other commercial use.
By submitting to this contest, you agree to these terms.