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For all you photo enthusiasts out there, the EAGE/EFG Photo Contest 2017 is now open for entries. The 12 best photos will be presented at the 79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2017, which will be held from 12-15 June 2017 in Paris, France. Afterwards the top 12 will be exhibited at further EAGE and EFG events and will be also published in a calendar. Get snapping and send us your best shot!



The theme of the Photo Contest 2017 is 'Geoscientists at work'.
There will be five sub-categories.

  1. Education & training
  2. Landscapes & environment
  3. Fieldwork
  4. Energy
  5. Women Geoscientists


1. Education & training

Photos in this category should depict activities related to education or training, including Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities.

2. Landscapes & environment

This category will cover all photos depicting environment related scenes and landscapes with interesting geological structures, including minerals and metals.

3. Fieldwork

Activities such as, but not limited to field geophysics, mapping or modelling will fall into this category.

4. Energy

Photos relating to energy (whether the source is oil, gas, water, geothermal, wind or sun) will fall into this category.

5. Women geoscientists

Photos in this category should depict women geoscientists and engineers at work, in the field or performing activities related to education or training.

We invite all EAGE members and members of EFG’s national associations to submit photos that relate to these themes. After the submission period all members will have the opportunity to cast their vote for the 12 best pictures on this website.


Photo Contest Deadlines

Submission deadline 1 March 2017
Voting open 7 March 2017
Voting deadline 31 March 2017
Voting top 12 open 1 May 2017
Voting top 12 Deadline 1 August 2017
Announcement winners 1 October 2017


How to submit - Deadline 1 March 2017

You can submit a photo by e-mailing it in the original form to photocontest@houseofgeoscience.org. Only original files without modifications will be accepted. You can submit a maximum of 2 photos in total.

The photos must be copyright free and must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 2560 x 1920 pixels
  • High resolution (300 dpi)

Please include the following information:

  • To which sub-category (see above) the photo belongs
  • Date and place the photo was taken
  • Each participant is invited to add 2-3 sentences describing the picture to explain exactly what his/her job is and what motivates him/her every day.

Please note that photo's that do not meet the above-mentioned requirements can be disqualified!
The submission deadline is 1 March 2017.



The photo submission will close on 1 March 2017. All entries will be reviewed by experts and photos will be judged on amongst others relation to the theme and photo quality. After this review process, the accepted photos will be published online.

From 7 March until 31 March 2017 all EAGE and EFG members can cast a vote on their favorite photograph. On 31 March the voting closes and the 12 most popular photos will be printed and included in a travelling exhibition that will visit several EAGE and EFG events throughout Europe. During the travelling exhibition it is still possible to cast your vote online on one of the top 12 photos.

Great prizes will be rewarded to the top 3 photographs that will be announced in October 2017.

Top 3 2016
Tough Work
1st Prize:
"Tough Work"
Inside Out
2nd Prize:
"Inside Out"
Flying Publications
3th Prize:
"Flying Publications"