Become Australia's next Top GeoShot

31 August 2012

With Spring on our doorstep, why not head outdoors and experience Australia’s amazing and unique geology. Take your camera with you and grab a photo of that unusual geological formation or your favourite landscape, and you could be in the running to become Australia’s next Top GeoShot.

Geoscience Australia’s Top GeoShot photographic competition is hosted by the national geoscience agency as a key event for annual Earth Science Week celebrations.

“Be as creative as you like as we are looking for a collection of photographs taken in Australia, that capture the essence of what the Earth sciences mean to everyday Australians,” Geoscience Australia’s Education and Events Manager Vicki Pow said.

Ms Pow said anyone can enter, with two categories on offer: an Open category and another one for school students up to Year 12.

“Last year we received 185 entries, with the winning entry featuring a photo by Ryan Ruddick of melt streams on the Lambert Glacier in Antarctica,” Ms Pow said. “We even received an entry submitted from as far away as St Louis in the United States of America.”

All entries will put on display in the foyer of Geoscience Australia headquarters in Canberra in the lead-up to Earth Science Week (14-20 October), with the winners announced during the week.

Ms Pow said winning entries will receive a professionally framed enlargement of their image and a selection of the best photos will be showcased on Geoscience Australia’s website. She said the winning photos will also feature in Geoscience Australia’s 2013 calendar.

Entries close soon on 22 September. For details on the competition guidelines and how to submit your photo, go to

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