AGI Game Changer Contest

Images of teaching, training and professional geoscience activities. Credit: AGI/Brenna Tobler

How has AGI been a "game changer" for you?
Help support AGI's programs for the geoscience community by sharing your story!

Added bonus: You could win a $100 prize and more!

How to enter

Just write a brief description of how AGI has made a difference in your life. Please send this 50- to 100-word story to us as an online entry.

Your entry

In your own words, tell us how AGI made an impact on you:

  • Has an AGI scholarship, fellowship, or other award opened a new career path?
  • Has an AGI resource, webinar, or professional program enabled you to do something important in your studies or career?
  • Has AGI’s Earth Science Week opened your eyes to the geosciences in a new way?
  • Has AGI’s GeoRef enabled your organization to achieve something unprecedented?
  • Has AGI’s Critical issues Program helped you understand geoscience in a political context?
  • Has engagement with AGI offered you a unique leadership opportunity?
  • Has AGI had a positive effect on your life in some other way?


The AGI Game Changer Contest is open to any interested person. You may enter as many times as you like.


To be eligible, submit your complete online entry no later than 5 p.m. ET Friday, April 5, 2019.


Entries will be judged by a panel of AGI staff on content, style, grammar, and, most importantly, relevance to the “game changer” theme. Winners will be notified in May 2019.


One prize of $100 each will be awarded in the categories of Education, Workforce, Policy, Scholarly Information, and Leadership. In addition, each winner will receive a copy of AGI’s The Geoscience Handbook. Winning stories will be featured in AGI publications in print and online. No cash substitution for prizes will be permitted, and prizes are nontransferable.

Additional rules

By submitting an entry, an entrant represents that the entry is original work, and the entrant is the sole owner of all rights to the story. An entrant also agrees to allow the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) to use his or her name and provided information to post on the AGI website, without compensation unless prohibited.  Each entrant retains his or her rights to their story but grants to AGI a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entry, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any AGI purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion. AGI will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses. AGI will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. AGI, its agents and contractor, are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, or incomplete entries. Contest void where prohibited or restricted by law. AGI reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. Decisions of AGI are final and binding.