Clarno Palisades, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon. Photo by Ellen Bishop.
2nd Annual Photo Contest & Exhibition
Colorado Convention Center, Lobby B
Geologic processes have sculpted this planet for more than 4.5 billion years. Geologists are witnesses to planetary change and history, and many of us record our observations with compelling images.
We invite geoscientists who are members of GSA and its Associated Societies to share their best images of the planet with others through the 2010 Geological Society of America Photo Exhibition.
Images will be juried into the show by a panel consisting of a nationally known nature photographer, a geologist, and an artist. We have room to display the top 10 images in each of the four categories described below.
2010 Exhibition Categories
- Rocky Mountain Regional Geology:
Depict some aspect of Rocky Mountain landscapes, features, and/or geologic activity.
- Abstract Images:
Depict patterns or form by way of photo-micrographs, satellite images, maps, or landscapes that capture a dynamic process or simply show the aesthetic patterns of geology at any scale.
- Geologic Processes and Features:
Depict images specific to processes or a feature resulting from a specific process; e.g., images of imbricated cobbles as bellwether of ancient rivers; images of lava flows that represent ancient eruptions, etc.
- Iconic Landscapes:
Depict iconic, commonly visited landscapes in national parks, monuments, or other public places that represent, or are part of, an important process; e.g., Yellowstone geysers, Grand Canyon, or Death Valley.
Deadline: 10 September
Submissions will be accepted only from GSA members or members of GSA’s Associated Societies. Both color and black and white images are eligible; images submitted in 2009 will not be considered again.
- Submit .jpg files no larger than 1 MB but at a preferred resolution of 300 dpi.
- The category into which the image is to be entered must be clearly indicated. Individuals may submit no more than two entries per category.
- Images and descriptions should be e-mailed to Ellen Bishop and Marli Miller, contest managers, at .
- A jury of three — a photographer, an artist, and a geologist — will judge the 1 MB .jpg images and select those to be on display at the meeting.
- Winners will be notified by 20 September.
- The deadline for submission of files for printing is 4 October.
- Winners will work directly with the printer (Cirrus Digital Printing) and mounter (Katayama) to print and mount their photographs. Recommended sizes for images to be printed and hung are 24 × 30 or 18 × 24 or 11 × 17, with exceptions for panoramic or other unique aspect ratios. GSA is seeking support to offset the cost of printing and mounting, but winners should be prepared to contribute US$60–US$80 per image.
Questions about the contest and exhibition may be directed to Ellen Bishop, +1-541-398-1810, .