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 at an award ceremony in Canberra today.
The GeoLogi short film competition, which is co-hosted annually by Geoscience Australia and the Australian Science Teachers Association, is open to primary and secondary schools across Australia.
The films were judged on promotion of the theme Discovering geoscience as well as their science content and creativity.
The winners 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
A total of 191 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".
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'.
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