GeoLogi and Top GeoShot winners announced

17 October 2012

The winners of Geoscience Australia’s 2012 Top GeoShot photo and GeoLogi short film competitions were announced today at an award ceremony in Canberra.

The annual GeoLogi short film competition, which is co-hosted by Geoscience Australia and the Australian Science Teachers Association, is open to primary and secondary schools throughout Australia. The films were judged on promotion of the theme Discovering geoscience as well as their science content and creativity.

"It is fantastic to see students from all over the country taking an interest in the Earth sciences," Chief Executive Officer Dr Chris Pigram said.

"Education programs and activities at Geoscience Australia provide a great opportunity for students to learn more about the geosciences and to consider following a career in this important field," Dr Pigram said.

The winning GeoLogi entries are:

Primary Category (Year K-6)

  • Winner: Free hot showers: Geyser by Asmita Deonath, Kaleen Primary School, ACT
  • Runner-up: Earthquake Explorers by Maribyrnong Primary School, ACT
  • Highly commended: Earthquakes and Tsunami by Fraser Primary School, ACT
  • Highly commended: What influences the speed of erosion? by Taryn Abbott, Blackwood Primary School, SA.

Junior Category (Year 7–10)

  • Winner: 3112 AD by Wauchope High School, NSW
  • Runner-up: Tectonic plates and continental drift by Amaroo School, ACT
  • Highly commended: Finding Fossils with Dr T-Rex by Macarthur Anglican School, NSW.

Over 191 outstanding entries were received from all over Australia for this year's Top GeoShot photo competition. The overall winner was Hayley Anderson with her aerial photo of flood waters in central Queensland taken in 2009. The People’s Choice award was taken out by Andy Marshall with his photo "Nature's Window".

The winning GeoLogi and Top GeoShot entries can be viewed on Geoscience Australia's website following the awards ceremony.

Geoscience Australia is hosting Australia's Earth Science Week celebrations from 14 – 20 October 2012, aligning with the international Earth Science Week theme of 'Discovering careers in Earth sciences'.

For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact: Geoscience Australia 24 hour Media Hotline 1800 882 035.

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