2016 GRC Annual Amateur Geothermal Photo Contest opened

GRC Photography Contest 2014
Alexander Richter 29 Feb 2016

GRC has opened its Annual Amateur Geothermal Photo Contest for submissions. Deadline to participate is September 16, 2016.

As part of the GRC Annual Meeting and the GEA Geothermal Energy Expo in Sacramento, California, USA, the GRC will hold its 37th 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.

Photographs on any subject related to geothermal energy including geo thermal 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 colour photos taken by the entrant are acceptable.

You can download the entry form here: Entry Form (PDF)

Deadline for entries is September 16, 2016. 

The photos must be submitted in a digital jpeg format. Photos taken with a digital camera are acceptable. Photos taken with a film camera can be converted to digital and put on a CD at stores that have a photo processing department. Entries should be emailed with “Photo Contest” in the subject line, or mailed as a CD to the GRC. If you submit your photos by email, please make sure the total files are under 10MB. The winning entries will be displayed in PowerPoint format before the Opening Session and displayed during the GRC Annual Meeting.

Judging Criteria

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

Submissions and Deadline

Use the GRC Photography Contest entry form 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 September 16, to qualify for this year’s contest.


Awards will be presented to winners at the GRC Annual Member Meeting and Awards Luncheon. First Place will receive $150, Second Place ? $100, and Third Place ? $75. Honorable Mention photos will receive certificates. The award checks will be drawn on a US bank.


If you have any questions concerning the Photography Contest, please contact the Committee Chair Laura Garchar or Estela Smith,