Top GeoShot 2013

The winners of the Top Geoshot 2013 Photographic Competition were announced on Thursday 17 October.

Top Geoshot is an annual event which takes place in the run up to and during Earth Science Week. The theme for the competition was "Exposed to the Elements" and asked for a photograph that captures the essence of Earth science in Australia.

Geoscience Australia received a record 350 entries for this competition from all over Australia. There were two categories for this competition - Open and Student category. The photographs were judged on quality, creativity, aesthetics and fit with the Earth science theme.

The quality of work submitted was exceptional and their display in the foyer has become quite a conversation piece for visitors to Geoscience Australia.

An Overall Winner, a 'People's Choice', a Student Winner and 11 additional winners were selected, including two from the Student category.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who entered this year’s competition.

Keep those cameras at the ready for Top GeoShot 2014!

Overall Winner

Peter Power, Coogee Cliffs, Coogee, New South Wales

People's Choice

Mieke Boynton, Secrets and Whispers, Western Australia

Student Winner

Matt Tomkins, Wee Jasper Morning, Wee Jasper, New South Wales

Other Winners (no particular order)

Pete Wheeler, An ancient landscape meets modern radio astronomy Shire of Murchison, Mid West Western Australia

Benjamin Meyer, A Moody Morning, Narrawallee, New South Wales

Ian Houghton, Sun setting on Gubur Dhaura, Franklin, Australian Capital Territory

Kay Beagle, Battling the Tides, Emily Bay, Norfolk Island

Anthony Mann, Federation Peak, Eastern Arthur Range, Tasmania

Evgeniy Bastrakov, The Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck on Tasmania Peninsula

Anthony Mann, The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park, Western Australia

Bethany O'Mullane, Creek Melt, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales

Student Runner Up, Brayden Girard, Incoming Charlesworth Bay, Coffs Harbour New South Wales

Evgeniy Bastrakov, 360Ma Ben Boyd National Park, New South Wales

Topic contact: Last updated: October 16, 2013