2014 Top GeoShot winners announced
15 October 2014
The winners of Geoscience Australia's 2014 Top GeoShot photo competition were announced today, capturing the essence of Earth science and showcasing Australia's unique geological history.
Over 360 outstanding entries were received from across Australia, highlighting this year's theme, 'Great Southern Land'. Winners were announced at an awards ceremony at Geoscience Australia in Canberra.
The 2014 overall winner was Mark Jekabsons from the Australian Capital Territory. Mark's photo 'Gibraltar Falls' was chosen from a tough field of finalists and captures mountain and valley formations from the top of Gibraltar Falls in the ACT.
Callum Porter from New South Wales took out the student category with his photo 'Cathedrals'. Callum used a long exposure to highlight the distinctive volcanic 'Cathedral Rocks' formation in Kiama, New South Wales.
Dr Chris Pigram, Chief Executive Officer at Geoscience Australia reflected on the aim of this annual competition, the highlight of Earth Science Week.
"While Earth science is all around us, many of us barely notice the influence it has on our everyday lives. This competition aims to raise awareness of this, with entrants encouraged to demonstrate the importance of geoscience," Dr Pigram said.
"Entries in this year's competition were of a very high standard, creatively capturing many of our natural tourism features and the magnificent landscapes of Australia."
Geoscience Australia's Top Geoshot photo competition is run annually as the highlight of Earth Science Week. Entries are judged on their creativity and suitability to the theme - this year, 'Great Southern Land'. Entries were submitted in two categories, Open or Student.
The winning entries are available on Geoscience Australia's website: www.ga.gov.au/top-geoshot. A selection of entries are also on display in Geoscience Australia's foyer as part of Earth Science Week celebrations and continue to be displayed throughout the year.