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GRC 36th Annual Amateur Photography Contest

Coil Tubing from 125 ft. Manlift The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is pleased to announce this year’s Amateur Photo Contest. The purpose of the contest is to showcase quality photography featuring geothermal energy around the world.

The winners will be announced at the GRC Annual Member Meeting and Awards Luncheon, the climax to the 39th GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo being held at the Peppermill Resort Spa, Reno, Nevada, USA from September 20-23. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Geothermal: Always On”.

The first place winner will receive $150, second place - $100, and third place - $75. Honorable Mention photos will receive certificates.

The deadline for submissions is August 14, 2015.

GRC Photography Contest Entry Form

Entries

Photographs on any subject related to geothermal energy can be submitted such as geothermal energy production, EGS, Direct Use and geothermal heat pumps. These can include photos 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 surface manifestations (holding 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, 630 Pena Drive, Suite 400, Davis, California, 95618. 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.

Judging Criteria

All photographs will be judged on their impact, relevance, composition and technical quality.

Submissions and Deadline

Use the GRC Photography Contest Entry Form, to submit your photograph(s). Up to three entries may be submitted. Each submission MUST be accompanied by a completed entry form. Forms must include the photo title, a description of the subject matter and location, names of people in the photo if they are part of the picture, date picture was taken, and a signature authorizing the release of the photo for inclusion in the GRC Photographic Library. The photographer’s name, company, address, email and telephone number must also be provided.

A CD can be mailed to GRC Photo Contest, 630 Pena Drive, Suite 400, Davis, California, 95618 or attachments emailed to grc@geothermal.org with “Photo Contest” in the subject line. Please put your name and entry number as the file name, (e.g., John Doe = jdoe1. jpeg). Only three photos total.

The deadline for submissions is August 14, 2015.

Information

If you have any questions concerning the Photography Contest, please contact the Committee Chair Anna
Crowell
at anna.crowell@my.und.edu or Estela Smith, grc@geothermal.org.


The winners of the 2014 Amateur Photo Contest.

1st Place: Coil Tubing from 125 ft. Manlift by Jay Hepper, Cobb, California, USA.

Coil Tubing from 125 ft. Manlift

2nd Place: Nga Awa Purua Pipes by Sarah Milicich, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

Nga Awa Purua Pipes by Sarah Milicich, Lower Hutt,	New Zealand.

3rd Place: El Tatio Dawn by James Stimac, Santa Rosa, California, USA.

El Tatio Dawn by James Stimac, Santa Rosa, California, USA.

Honorable Mention: The Bulldog by Andrew Tiedeman, Fallon, Nevada, USA.

The Bulldog by Andrew Tiedeman, Fallon, Nevada, USA.

Honorable Mention: Steaming Pilgrim Lagoon, Fall Colors and Kiqluiak Mountains by Dick Benoit, Reno, Nevada, USA.

Steaming Pilgrim Lagoon, Fall Colors and Kiqluiak Mountains by Dick Benoit, Reno, Nevada, USA.

Honorable Mention: Man Made Rainbow by Sam Abraham, Nairobi, Kenya.

Man Made Rainbow by Sam Abraham, Nairobi, Kenya.

Last Year's Entries

In total, 46 photos were entered in the 35th 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.