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Visualization Challenge

Qatar University (QU) Visualization Challenge is an opportunity for QU community to show off their skills and knowledge on an area such as video editing, photography, and 3D design.


  1. Entries submitted by members of QU (faculty, researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and administrative staff).
  2. Entries submitted by a colllege/center/active QU Program (i.e. Al-bairaq).


Participants in each category must submit a visual entry, a written description of their entry, and a brief biography of each author (50-word maximum).

The categories include:

  • Video: Videos constructed from film, photographs, graphics, illustrations, digital visualizations, etc.
  • Virtual Reality*: 2D or 3D Computer-generated imagery (CGI) based models, Game or serious game application, any 3D content used on Virtual Reality devices (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR).
  • Photography: Digital photographs, including but not limited to images from cameras, sensors, microscopes, telescopes, and similar instruments; should not contain text.
  • Interactive: web applications, and smartphone or tablet apps that require user input.

*  Participant on the 3D/Virtual Reality section will have to test their model on QU Virtual Reality Section for Research and Education (VRLRE) located in B13 – Support from the VRLRE could be provided during the design of the VR projects.


  • Entries could be produced by an individual or by team.
  • Entries in the Interactive category must be compatible with the popular OS such as Windows, iOS and/or the Android platform, Authors must provide any needed credential required to access the entry, i.e., user name/password.
  • Entries  could be in Arabic or English or both.
  • Judging will be based on the scientific impact, visual impact, ability to communicate insightful information, their overall design, technical merit and originality.
  • Preference will be for the entries which convey science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics principles and can have real life application for education or/and business.


  1. The best entry will be selected from each category.
  2. Only winning entries will be announced.
  3. Each winning entry will receive an award during the Annual Research Forum & Exhibition, on April 23-24, 2019.
  4. The university has the right to use the winning works in its activities. Full recognition will be given to the developer/s.


The visual entry, a written description of the entry, and a brief biography of each author (50-word maximum) should be sent to:, before noon of 04 April  2019.