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2016 Annual Amateur Geothermal Photo Contest

Drill Casings for New Geothermal Well
by Cari Covell
Coil Tubing from 125 ft. Manlift by Jay Hepper
2013 –
Geothermal Sheep by Hildur

The competition is now closed to new entries.........Here are all this year's entries:

GRC 2016 - 37th Amateur Geothermal Photo Contest

Do you work somewhere beautiful? Is your site too amazing to keep to yourself? Do you have an eye for steam? The GRC is looking for your pictures of geothermal energy: areas of geological interest, well testing, drilling, geothermal equipment, power plants, EGS, direct use, and geothermal heat pumps.

1st Place ‐ $150 prize
2nd Place ‐ $100 prize
3rd Place ‐ $75 prize
Honorable Mention ‐ certificate

As part of the GRC Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California, USA, the GRC will hold its 37th 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.

Judging Criteria
All photographs will be judged on their Industry portrayal, impact, relevance, composition and technical quality.

If you have any questions concerning the Photography Contest, please contact the Committee Chair Laura Garchar at laura.garchar@gmail.com or Estela Smith, grc@geothermal.org.

The winners of the 2015 Amateur Geothermal Photo Contest.

1st Place
Drill Casings for New Geothermal Well
by Cari Covell, Reykjavik University - Iceland School of Energy, Reykjavik, Iceland

2nd Place
Geothermal Mist
by Paweł Krok, Lubawka, Poland


3rd Place
Champaign Pool Divide
by Ning Tai (aka Nelly Alison), Albert Park, Victoria, Australia

Honorable Mention:  
Sunset at Alaşehir 2
by Tim Dunford, Hailey, Idaho, USA

Honorable Mention: 
Cold Faithful
by Greg Rhodes, Reno, Nevada, USA


2015 Entries

In total, 52 photos were entered in the 36th 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.

The winners were honored at the GRC Annual Member Meeting and Awards Luncheon, the climax to the 39th GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo held at the Peppermill Resort Spa, Reno, Nevada, USA from September 20-23, 2015.

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