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The 100 Great Geosites Photo Competition

In 2015 we ran a photography competition based on the Society’s list of 100 great geosites in the UK and Ireland, published in 2014. The 13 winning images all featured in our 2016 calendar.

We are running the competition again in 2016 with the theme 'Earth Science in action'. Enter your action shots by 19 September!

The 2015 Prizewinners

The 2015 prizewinners were announced at the launch of Earth Science Week 2015. Find out more on the Blog.

  • First Prize: Gijs de Reijke, the Cuillin Hills
  • Second Prize: Brent Bouwsema, Callanish Stones
  • Third Prize: Phil Hadland, the Rotunda Museum

Explore the 2015 winners below, or enter the Earth Science Week 2016 photo competition:

About the Competition

The competition, open to all, asked for images featuring any of the 100 sites, which include landscapes, museums, public buildings and beaches, all of which reflect the UK and Ireland’s unique geo-heritage. 

'We were impressed with the number and quality of entries to the competition’ says Geological Society Executive Secretary Sarah Fray. ‘It’s wonderful to see such a range of diverse images, and I hope the photographs will encourage many people to explore the geology all around us in the UK and Ireland'.

All of the winning images feature in the 2016 100 Great Geosites calendar, as well as a free exhibition at the Geological Society Monday to Friday during Earth Science Week 2015


Joint Photo Competition

The Joint Regional Group Photo Competition

Entrants to the Joint Regional Group Photo Competition, ‘Geologica Britannica’ were very welcome to enter the same photographs in both competitions – provided eligibility criteria are met.

The 2015 Joint Regional Group competition was open to anyone living/working within the postal districts of the Southern Wales, West Midlands and North Western Regional Groups, with a deadline of 1 December. The regional groups are running the competition again this year - watch this space for more details!

100 Great Geosites

Rules & Prizes

The winning photographs are featured in the calendar, with full credit. In addition, first, second and third prizes were awarded at the Launch of Earth Science Week:

  • 1st prize: £100
  • 2nd prize: £50
  • 3rd prize: £25

All winners also received a collection of geological goodies, including our much coveted rock hammer usb sticks, and a year’s free subscription to Geoscientist magazine.