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2017 Annual Amateur Geothermal Photo Contest

2015
Drill Casings for New Geothermal Well
by Cari Covell
2014
Coil Tubing from 125 ft. Manlift by Jay Hepper
2013 –
Geothermal Sheep by Hildur
Ingvarsdottir

GRC Photography Contest entry form (PDF)

As part of the Geothermal Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, the GRC will hold its 39th Amateur Photo Contest. The purpose of the contest is to showcase quality photography featuring geothermal energy and to augment the GRC’s photo library. Only amateur photographers are eligible to participate.

Entries

Photographs on any subject related to geothermal energy including geothermal energy production, EGS, direct use and geothermal heat pumps can be submitted. This includes photos in the areas of well testing, drilling, operation of geothermal equipment, newly developed equipment, or plant operation, construction of a geothermal plant or plant site and geological areas or manifestations that hold potential for geothermal exploration or development.

Either black & white or color photos taken by the entrant are acceptable. The photos must be submitted in a digital jpeg format. Photos taken with digital or film cameras are acceptable: photos taken with a film camera should be converted to digital format at stores that have a photo processing department. Entries should be emailed to grc@geothermal.org with “Photo Contest” in the subject line. Please make sure the total file sizes are under 10MB per email (send multiple emails if this limit is exceeded). The winners will be displayed in PowerPoint presentations at the GRC Annual Meeting and all entries will also be displayed throughout the event.

Judging Criteria

All photographs will be judged on their originality, impact, relevance, composition and technical quality.

Submissions and Deadline

Use the GRC Photography Contest entry form, which will also be available on the GRC website, to submit your photograph(s). Up to three entries may be submitted. Each submission MUST be accompanied by a completed entry form. Forms must include the photo title, a description of the subject matter and location, names of people in the photo if they are part of the picture, date picture was taken, and a signature authorizing the release of the photo for inclusion in the GRC Photographic Library. The photographer’s name, company, address, email and telephone number must also be provided.

Entries must be RECEIVED by the GRC office no later than August 18, 2017, to qualify for this year’s contest.

Awards

Awards will be presented to winners at the GRC Annual Meeting.

  • 1st place will receive $150,
  • 2nd place $100, and
  • 3rd place $75.

Honorable Mention photos will receive certificates. The award checks will be drawn on a US bank.

Information

If you have any questions concerning the Photography Contest, please contact the Committee Chair, Bridget Ayling at bayling@unr.edu or Estela Smith, grc@geothermal.org.


GRC 2016 - 37th Amateur Geothermal Photo Contest


The winners of the 2016 Amateur Geothermal Photo Contest.

1st Place
Kemaliye Gathering System
by Kristi McGinley, Veizades and Associates, Inc., San Francisco, California, USA.

2nd Place
Separation Station, Las Pailas I
by Paul Moya, West Japan Engineering Consultants, Inc., Fukuoka, Japan.

 

Separation Station, Las Pailas I

3rd Place
Efeler 1 Gathering System
by Kristi McGinley, Veizades and Associates, Inc., San Francisco, California, USA.

Efeler 1 Gathering System

Honorable Mention: 
PGDS Rig 9
by Kevin P. Graham, Paul Graham Drilling and Service Co., Rio Vista, California, USA

PGDS Rig 9

Honorable Mention: 
Efeler 1 Separation Station
by Kristi McGinley, Veizades and Associates, Inc., San Francisco, California, USA.

Efeler 1 Separation Station

Honorable Mention: 
Krafla power station under the stars, Iceland
by Bastien Poux, ISOR, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Krafla power station under the stars, Iceland