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GRC 35th Annual Geothermal Amateur Photography Contest

As part of the Geothermal 2014 Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, GRC will hold its 35th Annual Amateur Photo Contest. The purpose of the contest is to showcase quality photography featuring geothermal energy and to augment the GRC’s photo library. Only amateur photographers are eligible to participate.

All entries must be received by the GRC office by August 31

Guidelines and Submission Form (PDF)

Photographs on any subject related to geothermal energy including geothermal energy production, EGS, Direct Use and geothermal heat pumps can be submitted. This includes photos in the areas of well testing, drilling, operation of geothermal equipment, newly developed equipment, or plant operation, construction of a geothermal plant or plant site and geological areas or manifestations that hold potential for geothermal exploration or development.

Either black & white or color photos taken by the entrant are acceptable. The photos must be submitted in a digital jpeg format. Photos taken with a digital camera are acceptable. Photos taken with a film camera can be converted to digital and put on a CD at stores that have a photo processing department. Entries should be emailed to grc@geothermal.org with “Photo Contest” in the subject line, or mailed as a CD (preferred) to GRC  Photo Contest. If you submit your photos by email, please make sure the total files are under 10MB. The winning entries will be displayed in PowerPoint format before the Opening Session and posted during the GRC Annual Meeting and published in the GRC Bulletin.

Winners will be showcased at the GRC Annual Meeting at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, September 28 - October 1, 2014.


The winners of last year's Amateur Photo Contest.

1st Place: Geothermal Sheep, by Hildur lngvarsdottir, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Geothermal Sheep, by Hildur lngvarsdottir, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2nd Place: Environmentally Friendly, by Raditya Mahendra Yasa, Central Java, Indonesia.

Environmentally Friendly, by Raditya Mahendra Yasa, Central Java, Indonesia.

3rd Place (Tie): Flow Test of Tol-4 Well at Tolhuaca Geothermal Prospect, by Silke Lohmar, Santiago, Chile.

Flow Test of Tol-4 Well at Tolhuaca Geothermal Prospect, by Silke Lohmar, Santiago, Chile.

3rd Place (Tie): McGuiness (Little Power Plant in the Prairie), by Haim Shoshan, Yavne, Israel.

McGuiness (Little Power Plant in the Prairie), by Haim Shoshan, Yavne, Israel.

Honorable Mention: Behind the Cotton Grass Fields, by Hildur lngvarsdottir, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Behind the Cotton Grass Fields, by Hildur lngvarsdottir, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Honorable Mention: One Night in Kamojang, by Sangap Yohanes Berutu, Jawa Barat, Indonesia.

One Night in Kamojang, by Sangap Yohanes Berutu, Jawa Barat, Indonesia.

Last Year's Entries

In total, 43 photos were entered in the 34th Annual Geothermal Amateur Photography Contest where they are judged for impact, relevance, composition and technical quality.

GRC appreciates the creativity and quality of all contest submissions.

Winners were showcased at the GRC Annual Meeting at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, September 29 - October 2, 2013.