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2018 Annual Amateur Geothermal Photo Contest

As part of the Geothermal Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada, USA, the GRC will hold its 39th 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.

Entries

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. These photos must be submitted in a digital jpeg format. New this year are acceptance of "GIFs" - short animated movies of a few seconds each. Photos taken with digital or film cameras are acceptable: photos taken with a film camera should be converted to digital format at stores that have a photo processing department. Entries should be emailed to icrawford@geothermal.org with “Photo Contest” in the subject line. Please make sure the total file sizes are under 10MB per email (send multiple emails if this limit is exceeded). The winners will be displayed in PowerPoint presentations at the GRC Annual Meeting and all entries will also be displayed throughout the event.

Judging Criteria

All photographs will be judged on their originality, 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.

GRC Photography Contest entry form........

Entries must be RECEIVED by the GRC office no later than August 24, 2018, to qualify for this year’s contest.

Awards

Awards will be presented to winners at the GRC Annual Meeting. 1st place will receive $150, 2nd place $100, and 3rd place $75. Honorable Mention photos will receive certificates. The award checks will be drawn on a US bank.

Information

If you have any questions concerning the Photography Contest, please contact the Committee Chair, Danielle Matthews Seperas at dmatthews@calpine.com or Ian Crawford, icrawford@geothermal.org.


2017 Annual Amateur Geothermal Photo Contest

FIRST PLACE

Northern lights over a well protection dome in Hellisheidi and the Nesjavellir power plant

Bastien Poux, Pontoise, France.

SECOND PLACE

The Geothermal Cloud

Victor Hernan Abarca Gonzalez, Berlin, Germany.

THIRD PLACE

Hells Kitchen 2

Darrell Cornett, El Centro, California, USA.

HONORABLE MENTION

Midnight Heat

Hreinn Hjartarson, Husavik, Iceland.

HONORABLE MENTION

FRP Pipe In A Row

Aldio Dwi Perkasa, Menteng Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia.

HONORABLE MENTION

Flow test at Theystareykir, Iceland

Bastien Poux, Pontoise, France.

HONORABLE MENTION

Green Veins of the Earth

Fardaneh Ravazdezh, Ponta Delgada, Azores Portugal.

HONORABLE MENTION

Power in the dark

Robert Zierenberg, Davis, California USA


All the 100 Entries

GRC 2017 - 38th Amateur Geothermal Photo Contest

The winners were showcased at the GRC Annual Meeting

As part of the Geothermal Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, the GRC held its 39th 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.

Awards

Awards were presented to winners at the GRC Annual Meeting.

  • 1st place received $150,
  • 2nd place $100, and
  • 3rd place $75.

Honorable Mention photos received certificates. The award checks will be drawn on a US bank.

Information

If you have any questions concerning the Photography Contest, please contact the Committee Chair, Bridget Ayling at bayling@unr.edu or Estela Smith, grc@geothermal.org.


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