"Life as a Geoscientist" Photo Contest

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2017 Life as a Geoscientist Poster


We are looking for any and all geoscience images featuring your internships, research, or geoscience work as a whole. Photos can be entered into three different categories: Outdoor Lab, Indoor Lab, and Data Visualization. We want your best photos showing what geoscience work and research looks like and why you love being a geoscientist. Submitting epic photos allows participants the opportunity to win prizes! 

All submitted materials should be sent to GeoLifePhotoContest@americangeosciences.org

Deadline to submit is November 16th, 2018

Our staff will choose the best submitted photos from each category. 

All participants must abide by the rules and regulations below: 

- Individual entrants cannot submit more than 10 photos

- Along with the submitted contest photos, entrants are required to submit a PDF iconPhoto Release Form

- All photos featuring individuals' faces require the submission of a PDF iconModel Release Form  with signatures from each recognizable person in the photo

- Individuals in photos must be displaying proper field and/or lab attire.

- By submitting a photo, the entrant gives AGI permission to use this material in future printed and digital publications

- Include location of the picture along with a brief caption

- Photos submitted past the deadline of November 16th, 2018 will be ineligible to win any prizes

Category Description and Prizes: 

Data Visualization

Pictures including the presentation of data in a pictorial or graphical format (Ex: immersion labs, visualization labs, etc.)

Outdoor Lab

- Pictures including geoscience work and labs in an outdoor setting (Ex: Ice core drilling, water chemistry, etc.)

Indoor Lab

- Pictures including geoscience work in a conventional lab setting, studying, and/or using visual aides (Ex: unknown chemical anaylsis, studying for finals, using scaled models etc.)


- One winner will be selected from each category to win a $50 dollar Amazon gift card, a year subscription to Earth Magazine, and an AGI travel mug and coaster.

- One student will be selected for overall best student picture to win a 2016 Geoscience Handbook and an AGI travel mug and coaster. The overall best student picture is elligible for a catagory prize as well as the overall student prize.



  • Photo Release Form
  • Model Release Form for each face that appears in your picture
  • Pictures are in high resolution and in JPEG, TIFF, GIF, or PNG format
  • Caption including activity conducted in picture and location (please include in email)

Want a copy of the flyer to print out? Click the attachment below!

PDF icon 2018 photo contest flyer

Thank you for your participation!!!