2015 GRC Annual Amateur Photography Contest opened

2014 GRC Amateur Photo Contest - Screenshot from the GRC Flickr Website
Francisco Rojas 9 Mar 2015

The purpose of the contest is to showcase quality photography featuring geothermal energy around the world.

The winners will be announced at the GRC Annual Member Meeting and Awards Luncheon, the climax to the 39th GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo being held at the Peppermill Resort Spa, Reno, Nevada, USA from September 20-23. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Geothermal: Always On”.

The first place winner will receive $150, second place – $100, and third place – $75. Honorable Mention photos will receive certificates.

The deadline for submissions is August 14, 2015.

GRC Photography Contest Entry Form


Photographs on any subject related to geothermal energy can be submitted such as geothermal energy production, EGS, Direct Use and geothermal heat pumps. These can include photos 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 surface manifestations (holding 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 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 to with “Photo Contest” in the subject line, or mailed as a CD (preferred) to GRC Photo Contest, 630 Pena Drive, Suite 400, Davis, California, 95618. 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 posted 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.

A CD can be mailed to GRC Photo Contest, 630 Pena Drive, Suite 400, Davis, California, 95618 or attachments emailed with “Photo Contest” in the subject line. Please put your name and entry number as the file name, (e.g., John Doe = jdoe1. jpeg). Only three photos total.

The deadline for submissions is August 14, 2015.


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

Source: GRC