Reflections of Research 2014
Reflections of Research is our annual
competition, reflecting the groundbreaking research of the British
Heart Foundation through images. This research would not be
possible without your donations.
We know that our driven researchers carry out cutting-edge, painstaking research every day
and we want them to share a picture of this research.
Winner and Runners-up are chosen by a panel of judges and
the most engaging and exciting image are awarded the
British Heart Foundation’s Reflection of Research Image of the
Last year, the best images were featured in
the Guardian, BBC
The Independent, the
The Scientist and many more.
"Images can be a very powerful way of conveying and
understanding information in science. But science can also produce
images which are beautiful and interesting as works of art."
Anatomist, Author and Broadcaster
This year's competition
Alongside the prestigious Image of the Year award, the winning
BHF-funded researcher will also be awarded two
tickets to our glamorous celebrity Ball in aid of the BHF: Roll out the Red, hosted by Mollie King of The Saturdays. The shortlisted
images will be exhibited at the Ball, showcasing the cutting-edge
research of our scientists.
Simon Gillespie, our Chief Executive said: "This isn’t just
visually arresting art; these pictures are reflections of our
life-saving research, which makes them even more beautiful."
This isn’t just visually arresting art; these pictures are reflections of our life-saving research, which makes them even more beautiful.
Our supporters will also get a chance to vote for their
favourite from the shortlist, awarding the Supporters’
Favourite and Runner-Up award.
Alongside traditional entries like microscopy
and computer-generated imagery, this year we are also opening the
prize to photographic entries. We are looking for striking and
engaging images of research in action.
The competition encourages researchers to look
at their research with a fresh eye and share a new aspect of their
work. If you are a BHF-funded researcher, get creative with a new
image or get searching through your data archives – we want you to
send us an original image that reflects your work and our
investment in research.
The competition has been running since
2005. See the spectacular images our
scientists have previously entered into our Reflections of