Image Competition


The winners of the 2017 BGA image competition are:

1st: Mike Meredith (BAS): “I took this on the research ship “RRS James Clark Ross” in the Antarctic. It shows an oceanographic sensor package being recovered from the Southern Ocean after being deployed a couple of miles down in the ocean. Conditions were challenging, being at night and in the middle of a blizzard – but science continued.”


2nd: Jess De Freitas (AECOM): I wonder if we’ll find gold this time… The photo is of some colleagues of mine, who were on site with me at the time. We had a roll-along resistivity survey going, so I stopped to take some site photos; then a rainbow appeared! This was our first hands on experience with the ABEM kit, so it was quite a nice day on site”GeophysRainbow_DeFreitas

For past winners see here. Also look out for the “Geophysical Image of the Month” via Twitter @britgeophysics


How to enter!

Enter the British Geophysical Association image competition and help promote UK geophysics. The top prize is £250. Runner-up prize is £100.

Geophysics is the application of physics to study the Earth, oceans, atmosphere and near-Earth space. It is a broad subject that straddles many of the major sciences – physics, planetary science, geology, environmental science, oceanography, and meteorology. A diverse range of scientists call themselves geophysicists, including seismologists, meteorologists, glaciologists, geomagnetists and geodesists.

We are looking for dramatic geophysical fieldwork photos, spectacular images of numerical simulations, stimulating photos of laboratory experiments in progress, or even geophysical data overlays or drapes on topography or other surfaces, for example. In fact, anything with a geophysical context, but the link to geophysics must be obvious within the image itself. Generic landscape photos are ineligible.

Images must be in JPEG or JPG format. Only e-mail entries will be eligible.

Entrants must be associated with a UK institution and consent to the BGA using their image for promotional purposes, free of charge.

Please submit images by e-mail to the Competitions Officer, clearly indicating “BGA image competition” in the subject line and including in the body of the email a brief description of the image and its geophysical relevance. Entrants should be based at a UK-institution or live in the UK.

CLOSING DATE: The competition closes at midnight on the 31 August, and judging takes place at the BGA Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting in early September.

Winning images will be posted on BGA web site and displayed in BGA publicity material.

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