Photographic Competition £900 Prize Fund ! BGS is delighted to launch its summer 2021 photographic competition is association with GSNI and Alistair Hammill Photography. This is a great opportunity for you to show off your skills as both a photographer and as someone who appreciates great geological images this summer, be they in the mountains, on the beach or just out and about as you see the opportunities walking the dog or with the family..    1.When? The competition will run from July 1st to 26th September 2021. (Note new date) 2.Who Can Enter? The competition is open to everyone, members and non-members alike but entrants must be amateur. 3.How? There are two geographic categories and within those, three age categories.                           Category A                                          Category B                              Ireland                                              Anywhere Else       Within each geographic category there are three age group categories                 A1      Under 16                                                      B1    Under 16                 A2      Student FT/PT                                             B2    Student FT/PT                  A3      Adult                                                             B3    Adult In each category age group there will be a :        1st  Prize £75                                                                                       2nd Prize £50                                                                                       3rd Prize £25   4.Where ? Each entrant can supply a maximum of 4 images .These must be supplied in JPEG or pdf formats with a minimum of 300dpi and sent to before the closing date of Sept 26th Entries must have the following information supplied: Your name Address Contact Tel Number Age group (under 16/student/adult) AND FOR EACH PHOTO: Title of photo Location (Grid Ref or GPS coordinates etc) Description When taken 5.Judging Criteria The judges will be looking and evaluating on the following: Geological Content 50pts Creativity 25pts Technical Skill 25pts 6.Competition Rules a. Images must be your own.You must be an amateur and it/they must not have been published elsewhere b.BGS/GSNI can use images in print or online as it wishes, but in doing so all copyright remains with    the photographer and full credfit will be given. c. The judges decision is final and no written communication will be entered into d. BGS complies with all data protection legislation and the Data Privacy Notice can be viewed at e.Covid guidelines and social distancing rules must be adhered to at all times Issue 4 Home NEWS Winter Summer Links Resources Archive About Contact Galleries For printable version <click here> To download an entry form <click here>.  Please fill in the form and send an email to with the form and with your photos attached. OR Just send an email to containing the “information supplied” (see above under “4.Where ?”) as plain text and with your photos attached.