On Sept. 30, the 2018 Ignite Integrity Contest will start accepting submissions. The contest asks University of Nevada, Reno students to submit creative pieces showing what integrity means to them. The contest is open to undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with the winners being announced and prizes awarded at the Ignite Integrity Contest Winners Reception in November 2018.
The piece can be a drawing, video, song or written piece that expresses why it is important to act with integrity in academics, research or as a professional. The winner of the inaugural contest in 2017 was "A Dialogue Concerning Integrity Within Academia," a written piece by mathematics major Kenneth Broadhead.
The window for accepting applications opens at 8 a.m. on Sept. 30 and closes at 5 p.m. on Oct. 6. Submissions must be either emailed to Nancy Moody, director of research integrity, at firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted by hand to the Research Integrity office located in room 218 of Ross Hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. All submissions need to be submitted with a completed entry form which will be available online on Sept. 30.
A week-long Ignite Integrity event is being planned for the spring 2019 semester. Organized by Research Integrity, University Libraries and the Graduate School, Ignite Integrity Week features different integrity-inspired events. The sessions will be open to students, staff and faculty and will feature workshops, presentations, panel discussions, a movie night, trivia games, prizes and giveaways.