Events

The 2015 Joint Photographic Competition

NugentM Etna beneath our Feet

c. Malcolm Nugent ‘Etna Beneath our Feet.’

The annual photography competition, organised by a number of our Regional Groups, is now open to all geologists, amateur or professional, living within the postal districts of the Southern Wales, West Midlands and North Western Regional Groups.

Last year, nearly one hundred entries were received, representing famous geological locations from Namibia to Iceland and Bude to Torquay. The winning entry was Malcolm Nugent’s ‘Etna Beneath our Feet.’

The 2015 Competition

William Smith's map of England and Wales

William Smith’s 1815 geological map, c. The Geological Society of London

2015 is the bicentenary of William Smith’s famous geological map, ‘A Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales’ (1815). The Society is also marking 2015 as the Year of Mud. It would be remiss of us to let these pass unnoticed.

So, the West Midlands Regional Group, in joint partnership with the Southern Wales and North West Regional Groups of the Society and Black Country Geological Society present a Joint Geological Photographic Competition, sponsored by Geotechnical Engineering Limited, on the theme of ‘Geologica Britannica: Exhibiting the Geology of the British Isles and Applied Geology in the British Isles’.

1st Prize

£200 Sponsored by Geotechnical Engineering Limited

plus £150 special publication gift voucher donated by Geological Society Publishing House

plus William Smith Map Reproduction and Memoir

2nd Prize

£150 Sponsored by Geotechnical Engineering Limited

plus Geological Map of Great Britain, Bicentennial edition

3rd Prize

£100 Sponsored by Geotechnical Engineering Limited

plus Geological Map of Great Britain, Bicentennial edition

4th and 5th Prize

Geological Map of Great Britain, Bicentennial edition

6th to 10th Prize

Geological Hammer USB Drive

donated by Geological Society London

Geotechnical logoYou have until midnight Tuesday 1 December to submit your images to JointPhotoComp@geolsoc.org.uk

For detailed rules, terms and conditions please visit www.geolsoc.org.uk/JointPhotoComp

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