Photo Contest

EAGE/EFG Photo Contest 2015

After the success of last year, EFG and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) are again jointly organising the Photo Contest 2015. Once again, the theme is ‘Geoscientists at work’ and members of EFG and EAGE were invited to submit their photos in the following sub-categories.

1. Education training
2. Landscapes environment
3. Fieldwork
4. Energy

A huge number of photos was submitted until the deadline for participation and a vote determined the 12 most popular photos that will now 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.

The winners of the 2015 Photo Contest are:

First prize: ‘Erosional act by Nature’ by ABHIMANYU MAITRA

Second prize: ‘From the Volcano to the Sunset’ by DARIA CHISARI

Third prize: ‘Trusting in Trusting’ by CHRISTIAN RAMBOUSEK

Congratulations to all winners!



Second prize: DARIA CHISARI


EAGE/EFG Photo Contest 2014

The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) and the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) again joined forces for the organisation of the ‘Geoscientists at work’ photo contest. The Top 12 pictures chosen through public online voting clearly reflect the diversity of the geoscientific profession: they not only cover different sectors of the profession such as natural hazards, minerals & mining or oil & gas exploitation, but they also depict the impressive and inspiring variety of geological features all around the Earth in general.

The winning pictures were displayed in a travelling exhibition visiting several geosciences events in autumn 2014.

Electronic voting for the best three photos closed on 1 September. First prize is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S, second prize is the book Earth from Space and an EAGE book­shop voucher of €100, and third prize is a copy of Earth from Space and an EAGE bookshop voucher of €50.

The winners of the 2014 Photo Contest are:

First prize: ‘Svalbard + Students’ by Filip Bielicki

Second prize: ‘Seismic Testing in Morocco’ by Lisa Ashari

Third prize: ‘Call of the Mountains’ by Julia Krullikowski

Congratulations to all winners!


First prize: Filip Bielicki

Second prize: Lisa Ashari

Third prize: Julia Krullikowski

EAGE/EFG Photo Contest 2013

In 2013, the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) and EFG organised for the first time jointly a photo contest with the theme ‘Geoscientists at work’. After an impressive amount of entries, the selection of a professional jury and the public voting of EAGE and EFG members, the 12 best photos were announced in May 2013. These 12 photographs were exhibited during the 76th EAGE Conference & Exhibition in London (10-13 June) and were displayed at the Belgian Museum of Natural Sciences in the context of the EFG Hydrogeology Workshop (22-23 November 2013, Brussels) and Council Meeting (23-24 November 2013, Brussels). The winning photographers furthermore received an EAGE/EFG calendar for 2014 that includes their own photos.


First prize: Bart Zwemmer

Second prize: Daniele Andronico

Third prize: Michiel van der Meulen

EFG/EGS Photo competition “Geology in the 21st century”

This geological photo competition has been jointly organised by EFG and EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) in 2012. It emerged from the simple idea that most geologists take pictures during their field trips and professional travels and that some of these photographs would be of interest to the public, not only for their artistic value, but also for the promotion of the general understanding of geology and its value to society. The competition was an opportunity for geologists to define their own point of view on geology in the 21st century and to explain to the wider public the importance and range of activities of the geological profession.
The purpose of the competition was to illustrate different aspects of geology in the 21st century with a link to current EU policies, so as to increase the visibility of geology both to the general public and to decision makers and opinion formers. To this end, in addition to submitting pictures, entrants were required to provide a non-technical explanation of their picture, highlighting its relevance to one of the following categories:
• Minerals and Raw Materials – European Innovation Partnership on Raw materials.
• Energy – Resource efficiency and sustainable use of natural resources.
• Natural hazards – Risk Assessment and Mapping Guidelines for Disaster Management.
• Water resources – Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s Water.
• Environmental protection and climate change – 20-20-20 targets.
In terms of evaluating the pictures, a jury composed by staff of the EFG and the EuroGeoSurveys Offices selected three pictures per category which were then submitted to a public online vote in order to determine the five category winners. Judging was based on creativity, technical quality, geological content and the quality and accessibility of the explanation to the general public.
Postcards of the winning pictures and a book presenting the 15 most popular pictures of the competition were produced. EFG and EGS were delighted with the quality of the entries received and were proud to present the photo book and the postcards at the 34th International Geological Congress at Brisbane as a tangible demonstration of their fruitful cooperation.


Matthew Clarkson: Past, Present and Future

Roberto Pinedo: Marono Dam

Carlos García Royo: Turquoise Blue Shoals

Carlos García Royo: Andean Bleeding Cordillera

Roberto Pinedo: San Juan de Gaztelugatxe