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Photo competition results

Sarah Day writes: Many thanks to everyone who entered the Earth Science Week photo competition!

We whittled down over 130 entries to a final winning 12, all of which feature in our 2018 calendar – on sale now at Burlington House or via our website.

The winners were:

jhgPicture: Gina Williams and Giordano Battistel came to Burlington House to receive their awards from Dr Richard Hughes (centre), Executive Secretary.  Photo: Sarah Day.

 The top three photos were (shown in order, below):

  • 1st:  Three Sisters of Glencoe in Autumn: Milena Farajewiczjhg
  • 2nd: Clifftop bowling overlooking Loch Maree: Emma Smith
  • 3rd: Limestone weathering, Gower: Kevin Privet


  • gjkgMidges and Rain, Glencoe: Mark Ainsley
  • Sand Blown, Bridport West Bay: Giordano Battistel
  • ‘The Amphitheatre’ near Giant’s Causeway: Nigel Bell
  • jkgMam Tor: Wayne Brittle
  • Laminated sandstones on Gullane beach: Milena Farajewicz
  • Lulworth Crumple: Mark Godden
  • Assynt: Tim Gregory
  • Connemara National Park, County Galway: Ankit Verma
  • Subterranean, White Scar Caves: Gina Williams


Calendar 2018

All these pictures feature on the Society's 2018 Calendar,which may be purchased at Burlington House (Price £5.00) or online at

Earth Science Week

ESW took place on October 7-15, encompassing a huge range of events organised across the UK and Ireland. The week’s theme this year (‘Our Restless Earth’), helped to celebrate the 50th birthday of plate tectonic theory.

All the winning pictures were featured by the Guardian and the Daily Mail online.