The 2019 British Geophysical Association image competition is now officially open.
The aim of this annual competition is to encourage interesting and high-quality images about all aspects of geophysics which can help to promote the subject.
Closing date: Midnight on 15 August.
The winner will receive £250 and the runner-up £100.
The winner and runner-up will be announced at the Postgraduate Research in Progress (PGRiP) meeting of the British Geophysical Association that will be held in Bristol on 29th – 30th of August 2019 (https://pgrip2019.co.uk)
The Guidelines for the image competition are:
1. The image must be original and relevant to geophysics. Videos and GIFs will not be accepted.
2. We are looking for dramatic geophysical fieldwork photos, spectacular images of numerical simulations, exciting photos of laboratory experiments, geophysical data overlays or drapes on topography or other surfaces, tomography transects, for example. In fact, anything with a geophysical context, but the link to geophysics must be obvious within the image itself.
3. The image should be accompanied by a brief explanation of the context in which the image has been taken.
4. Entries must be submitted to the Competitions Officer (Alessandro Novellino) by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), clearly indicating “BGA image competition” in the subject line.
The sender must also include the following information: first name, last name, email, and institution.
BRITISH GEOPHYSICAL ASSOCIATION IMAGE COMPETITION WINNERS 2018
The winners of the 2018 BGA image competition are:
1st: Rich Jones (Durham University): “Retrieving science toys amongst the sea ice. Ocean monitoring equipment can be left for weeks to years, but at some point need to be retrieved. This time the ship had to calve up the sea ice in order to access the prize, which then just needed to be cautiously hooked from the side of the ship.”
2nd: Ben Davenward (Keele): “From my recent fieldwork and subsequent processing in Skaftafell National Park, where I carried out UAV and EM-31 surveys over dead ice topography in order to identify the horizontal extent of buried ice. I will be returning to carry out repeat UAV surveys and resistivity surveys to identify vertical extents in March 2019.”