Du Noyer Photography Competition

Calling all photographers! Why not head out into the outdoors and snap some geological landscapes in your area. Then enter the annual geological photo competition run by Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) in conjunction with the Irish Geological Association (IGA) – the Du Noyer Photographic Competition.

This year the competition has a total prize fund of €1,000 and it accepts images of geological interest taken either in Ireland or overseas. The competition’s closing date is Friday, October 21 so get snapping...! The lucky winners will be notified by e-mail and invited to attend an awards ceremony and exhibition in the Dublin offices of GSI on December 9.

Irish Category winner 2015 - photo by Robert Mulraney Prizes will be awarded as follows

Irish category
st - €500
2nd - €200
3rd - €100

Overseas category winner - €200

Entries can only be accepted by e-mail and sent to: DuNoyerPhotoCompetition@gmail.com

Please include the following information

  • Name and postal address
  • Short description of geological content
  • Place and date when taken

You may submit a maximum of 4 images, illustrating any aspect of field geology or scenic geological landscapes.

It is up to each entrant to ensure that images are their own work and previously unpublished.

The competition will be judged by a panel including representatives of the IGA, the GSI and external nominees and their decision will be final. Entries will be exhibited and prizes awarded at the Cunningham Awards ceremony in the Dublin offices of GSI on December 9.

GSI reserves the right to reproduce entries in its publications and promotional activity with due acknowledgement.

Entries will be accepted up to midnight on Friday, October 21, 2016

 Evaluation Criteria
  • Creativity (25 marks)
  • Technical Skill of the Photographer (25 marks)
  • Geological Content of Photograph (50 marks)

  •  Du Noyer Photo Competition Story Map
    View recent Irish Category prize-winning entries in the Du Noyer Story Map. You have the option of clicking sequentially
    through the narrative, or browse by interacting with the Map.

    2016 Results
    2015 Results
    2014 Results