Last Thursday evening (8 May) saw LSE’s New Academic Building transformed into an exhibition space as part of LSE Research Festival 2014. Posters, photographs and short films submitted by student and staff researchers from LSE and elsewhere were on display to the many visitors who came along to learn more about important social science research. Exhibitors chatted with guests about their research projects over a drink, and throughout the evening visitors were invited to vote for their favourite entry. Towards the end of the event, votes were counted and a popular prize was awarded by Professor Julia Black, LSE Pro-Director for Research. A number of other prizes were awarded, too, winners having been chosen a month earlier by our judging panels at a private judging event.

In coming weeks we hope to post interviews with all of the prize winners on their experience of having been involved in the LSE Research Festival 2014 Exhibition, along with photos and videos from the event. For now, we’re pleased to announce the winners of this year’s prizes, along with their winning entries.

Poster prize

Community capacity by Anji Mehta, Martin Knapp, Annette Bauer, Margaret Perkins and Tom Snell, Personal Social Services Research Unit, LSE

Anji Mehta Community Capacity

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Film prize

Child vs book by Emma Dyer, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Photograph prize

Ntonjaan: tradition and transition in the shadow of HIV by Rachel Deacon, Department of Social Policy, LSE


ESRC DTC prize

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, viewed from the air by Sharon Jackson, Department of Social Psychology, LSE

Sharon Jackson Mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania viewed from the air

Popular prize

Dog in market by Paula Zoido, European Institute, LSE

Paula Zoido Dog in market