Calling all photographers. Why not head out into the outdoors and snap some geological landscapes in your area. Then enter the annual Du Noyer Photo Competition run by Geological Survey Ireland in conjunction with the Irish Geological Association.
This year the competition has a total prize fund of €1,000 and accepts images of geological interest taken either in Ireland or overseas. The competition's closing date is Friday 27 August 2021 (extended to Friday 3 September 2021) so get snapping! The winners will be notified by e-mail and invited to attend an awards ceremony and exhibition in the Dublin offices of Geological Survey Ireland in December 2021. Please remember to follow HSE guidelines on social distancing in times of COVID-19.
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
1st - €500
2nd - €200
3rd - €100
Overseas category winner - €200
How to enter:
Entries can only be accepted by e-mail: DuNoyerPhotoCompetition[AT]gmail.com (replace [AT] with @)
Entries will be accepted until 15:00, Friday 27 August 2021 (deadline extended to 15:00, Friday 3 September 2021 due to issues with our website).
There is no application fee to enter.
Please include the following information:
- Name and postal address
- Short description of geological content
- Location (geo location or grid reference of where the image was taken) and date when taken
You may submit a maximum of 4 images, illustrating any aspect of field or scenic geological landscapes.
Photos don't necessarily need to be taken this year. Photos taken in previous years can be submitted this year as long as they haven't been entered in this competition before.
Image resolution must be 300dpi minimum. Images with lower resolution will not be accepted.
It is up to each entrant to ensure that images are their own work and previously unpublished.
Current staff/contract employees of Geological Survey Ireland are not eligible to participate in this competition.
The competition will be judged by a panel including representatives of the Irish Geological Association, Geological Survey Ireland and external nominees and their decision will be final. Entries will be exhibited and prizes awarded at the Cunningham Awards ceremony in the Geological Survey Ireland office in December, if COVID-19 restrictions allow.
Geological Survey Ireland reserves the right to reproduce entries in its publications and promotional activities with due acknowledgement. Entries may be used for the Geological Survey Ireland Calendar 2022.
Entries will be accepted up to 15.00, Friday 27 August 2021. Due to issues with our website, the deadline has been extended to 15:00, Friday 3 September 2021.
- Creativity (25 marks)
- Technical skill of the photographer (25 marks)
- Geological content of photograph (50 marks)
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Please remember when snapping outdoors to follow the HSE guidelines on social distancing in times of COVID-19.