In 2016, we received 50 entries in the BIOSI 3-Word Photo Contest covering many different aspects of BIOSI including teaching, research and engagement activities. There were many entries from the field and some humorous entries too. You can see some of the entries in Twitter HERE.
Voting took place at the Millennium stadium at the All Staff Away Day on Mon 11th Dec, and raised £83.83 for Breast Cancer Awareness.
As well as being displayed in the foyer of the Sir Martin Evans Building, the entries were seen more than 22,000 times via social media and allowed people both inside the university and across the world to see ‘Snapshots of BIOSI’. Search for the hashtag #3wordPhotoContest.
The 2016 winners are:
1st place: Josie D-Urban Jackson
My field works involves studying a wetland bird endemic to Madagascar, the Madagascar jacana (Actophilornis albinucha). To catch the birds we set up mist-nets and on this afternoon, as we were taking down the nets, my colleague noticed a huge chameleon had decided the pole was a good lookout spot. We brought down the pole and persuaded it to choose a more permanent spot to enjoy the view!
2nd place: Kirsty Franklin
Spending a year in the Bornean rainforest at Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC) for my professional training year I saw an incredible range of fauna and flora. The elephants were one of the main highlights, with these two fighting right outside the main building. A beautiful place and an unforgettable adventure.
3rd place: Sophie-Lee Williams
This exhilarating, natural habitat is one of the most beautiful views from the Isle of Skye. These rocky shores, towering cliffs and sheltered sea lochs play an essential role in the success of the Scottish while-tailed eagle reintroduction programme. The West coast is probably the best place to observe white-tailed eagles in their natural environment in the British Isles, and experience the breath-taking phenomenon that is the sight of such eagles soaring effortlessly in the coastal skies. Sophie took the photo while researching raptors.