Special welcome if you've gone to the effort of making a place portrait for the Hidden Science Map. There are helpful notes below, but if you're raring to upload that group image...
A place portrait is your opportunity to really show the world your good side. Your portrait can be serious or silly or anything in between. It could also be a way of using that team photo you had done for the annual report, as long as you are happy to share.
The other great thing about a place portrait is that if you have a lot of staff all sharing the same place on the map it can get crowded to the point where some people's pins are covering up other people's pins - and we don't want that. A place portrait gives you more space.
If you enter a place portrait you are automatically entered into our Place Portrait Competition. There'll be a prize for the best small group, best medium-sized and best large group. We'll update you with what those prizes might actually be asap.
So, y'know, bear that in mind when you get everyone together, the more imagination you put into the portrait the better.
Picture Size Rules
Pictures can be big, but not too big, so as not to slow down the site too much, and not too small either so we can really see them.
As a rough guide. minimum resolution of place portrait images is 483x205pixels, maximum is 750x500pixels, but they can be any way round (portrait or landscape) and anything in between that.
Image files, which can be png gif jpg or jpeg, can be up to 600KB.
Place Portrait Pack
We have some information for you that might help, and we'll add to this as we learn as we go along:
Experience from The BBSRC Place Portrait and short film.
The legalities of photography, workplaces and groups.
Flyers to email or print and write in to help set up the portrait.
If you'd like to support the work of the Science Council's careers websites, Future Morph and the Hidden Science Map, you can make a charitable donation here.
Special thanks for creating a place portrait, your creativity and time are very much appreciated.