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Du Noyer Photo Competition 2013

In December, GSI announced the results of the 2013 Du Noyer Photographic competition, run in association with the Irish Geological Association (IGA). Prizes were presented to the winners at an awards ceremony which took place in GSI offices. We send our warmest congratulations to the winners and we thank all entrants for their interest in the competition. Details for the 2014 Competition will be announced shortly.

The Competition is named after George Victor Du Noyer (1817-1869), a skilled artist who worked for many years with a youthful GSI and had a tendency to add illustrations to the geological maps on which he worked.

The overall winner of the Irish category was Mr. Brian McCready from Co. Down for his image of sunlight falling on the granite peaks of the Mourne Mountains. The winner of the foreign category was Dr Sharron Schwartz for her entry depicting a ‘rock tree’ taken between Bolivia and Chile.

Brian McCready and Dr Bettie Higgs
Brian McCready being presented with first prize by Dr Bettie Higgs

Binnian Sunset
Binnian Sunset -
Sunlight falls on the distinctive granite peaks of the Mountains of Mourne in County Down - winner of the Irish category

Burren National Park
Limestone Pavement mountains and permanent lake. Lough Gealáin with view of Mullagh More. The Burren National Park, Co. Clare - runner up in the Irish category

Belderrig Harbour, Co. Mayo
This image was taken in the evening at Belderrig Harbour on the North coast of Co Mayo and shows a large vein of quartz in the foreground with Horse Island in the distance - third prize in the Irish category

Rock tree - South America
The high 4000m+ plateau between Bolivia and Chile is one of the driest places on Earth. Here wind is the dominant form of erosion resulting in weird rock outcrops such as this which is known locally as the "rock tree" - Foreign category winner