Du Noyer Visual Arts Competition 2017

1- Du Noyer Photo 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 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, September 22 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 8.

Prizes:

Du Noyer competition 2016, 1st Winner, Brian McCready, Giant's Causeway Prizes will be awarded as follows

Irish category
1
st - €500
2nd - €200
3rd - €100


Overseas category winner - €200

How to enter:

Entries can only be accepted by e-mail and sent to: DuNoyerPhotoCompetition@gmail.com
Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on Friday 22 September 2017.
There is no application fee to enter.

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It is up to each entrant to ensure that images are their own work and previously unpublished.

Current staff/contract employees of Geological Survey Ireland are not eligible to participate in this competition.

Judging:

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 8.

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, September 22, 2017

Evaluation Criteria:

 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
    2013 Results
    2012 Results
    2011 competition cancelled due to technical difficulties beyond our control
    2010 Results
    2009 Results
    2008 Results
    2007 Results
    Du Noyer Archive and Presentation of Original Images


    2- Du Noyer Fine Art Award for Painting, Printmaking or Sculpture

    The Fine Art category will accept digital proposals for two or three dimensional sculptures, paintings or prints in any medium. The artist must agree to complete the work as of 31 December 2018.

    Prizes:

    The prize total is €1000, to be awarded €300 at the announcement of the award, and €700 upon completion of the work.

    How to Enter:

    Entries can only be accepted by e-mail and sent to: DuNoyerPhotoCompetition@gmail.com . Please specify in the email subject: "Fine Art Award". Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm on Friday, 22 September 2017.

    There is no entry fee for this competition.

    Original entries must include a verbal description of the work and its geological content, a diagram or sketch of the work, and specifications of how the work would be suitably mounted and/or framed for exhibition. If the artist wishes to submit a proposal for a 3-D sculpture based on a maquette or prototype, we can only accept photos or diagrams as all entries are electronic. The minimum size for the work is 30 centimetres in any direction, and the maximum size in any direction is 2.4 metres, including frame if necessary. Diptychs and triptychs will be considered a single coherent work. Work should be suitable for indoor display.

    NOTE: For all entries, the title, medium used, name, address telephone number and email, at least 2 examples of previous work (photos), and a short biography of the artist must be included in the proposal.

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

    It is up to each entrant to ensure that proposals are their own work and that the work proposed must not have been previously exhibited.

    Current staff/contract employees of Geological Survey Ireland are not eligible to participate in this competition.

    Judging:

    The competition will be judged by a panel including representatives of the IGA, the GSI and external nominees and their decision will be final. The prize will be awarded at the Cunningham Awards ceremony in the Dublin offices of GSI on December 8. Geological Survey Ireland reserves the right to reproduce entries in its publications and promotional activity with due acknowledgement.

    Judging Criteria:

    Creativity

    (Including but not limited to, the narrative power of the piece, choice of material and subject) - 25 marks

    Technical Skill (Including but not limited to, composition, perspective, effective use of colour and texture, light and space) - 25 marks

    Geological content (The ability of the work and description to illustrate or make use of a geological concept, feature, or material) – 50 points

    Geological Survey Ireland Du Noyer Visual Arts Competition 2017, Rules document