GRC announces 2012 Amateur Photo Contest

Hellisheidi geothermal power plant by Reykjavik Energy, Iceland (source: flickr/ thinkgeoenergy, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 17 Apr 2012

GRC is announcing its annual Amateur Photo Contest to showcase quality photography featuring geothermal energy around the world.

As every year the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is holding its annual Amateur Photo Contest. 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 GRC Annual Meeting being held at the Peppermill Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada, USA from September 30 –October 3. The theme for this year’s meeting is Geothermal: Reliable, Renewable, Global.

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

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).

More information on the GRC Amateur Photo Contest, including a submission form, can be found on the GRC website. The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2012. (another link: contest information details (pdf))

ThinkGeoEnergy also maintains a geothermal picture collection at with all pictures being provided free of charge under a creative commons license. People can also share geothermal pictures via the Flickr Group of ThinkGeoEnergy at: