Geography-Earth Science Annual Photo Contest

The Geography-Earth Science department has been holding an annual photo contest since 2009 and we have seen some fantastic entries. For geographers and earth scientists, photography is one of the many ways we collect field data, so it's important that we encourage our students, faculty, and staff to hone their skills. This photo contest is open to all Geo-ES faculty, staff, students, and alumni. You can submit up to three digital photos. Each photo must include a short (one paragraph) description explaining the location and the Geography-Earth Science theme to which it relates. The top three (3) photos in each category plus one student Grand Prize Winner ($50 prize) will be selected by popular vote. All winning photos will be framed and displayed in Shearer Hall for a full year. Criteria for selection include photographic quality, essay quality, and thematic quality.

Voting for the 2015 photo contest is closed

Thanks to everyone who entered and who voted for their favorite photo. Voting is now closed and the votes are being tallied. Stay tuned for us to announce the winners!

View the 2015 Student Entries

View the 2015 Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Entries

Past winners

Most photographs from our past winners are available as photo albums on our department Facebook page.

2014-2015 winners

2013-2014 winners

2011-2012 winners

2010-2011 winners

2009-2010 winners