Geothermal Rising 50th Anniversary Storytelling Contest

Our 50th anniversary storytelling contest is now live! Share your story about what powers your passion for geothermal and be in with a chance to win $2500.
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Geothermal heat pumping systems use 25%-50% less electricity than conventional heating or cooling systems.
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Digital flyer for GR 50th anniversary contest

Geothermal Rising, the global nonprofit association for geothermal energy, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022. Formed in 1972, Geothermal Rising is the largest geothermal professional and trade association on Earth, connecting the geothermal community and general public. In addition to serving its members, the organization continues to advance global awareness of geothermal energy’s potential to help fight climate change and bring environmental justice as part of its core message: Use the Earth to Save the Earth.

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As Geothermal Rising celebrates its 50th Anniversary, geothermal energy is entering a golden age where scalable and economic deployment of technologies will enable firm clean energy supplies that truly help society decarbonize and mitigate climate change.
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Will Pettitt, Geothermal Rising Executive Director
Storytelling Contest


To mark our 50th anniversary this contest is a little different to ones we have run before. We are looking for a wide variety of stories and perspectives, in photos and writing.

And there are three $100 runners up prizes too.

How to Apply

Enter here before July 8th 2022.

Winning entries will be showcased at the 2021 Geothermal Rising Conference and on our social media channels.

The Fine Print

Contest rules apply—see the rules in full on the entry page. If you win a cash prize, you must be able to accept a prize in US dollars from an American organization.

We look forward to seeing your entries! Good luck!

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At 50 years old, our association continues to be relevant and exciting to people all around the world, both Inside and outside of the geothermal community, by spearheading a movement for change. That movement champions the use of Earth's heat for equitable, renewable, and reliable power generation, heating, and cooling, supporting a diverse industry and secure and inclusive energy supplies for all.
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Kelly Blake, President of the GR Board

Geothermal Rising looks forward to welcoming people from around the world to its Geothermal Rising Conference, the GRC, which starts on August 28th in Reno, Nevada. The annual flagship event brings industry, academia, government, and the general public together with the goals of advancing the science behind geothermal energy, uniting the geothermal community, and broadly championing the energy source globally.

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GR 50th anniversary contest flyer