Independent News For The Australian Public Service
Edition Number 404. Updated Tuesday, 08 April 2014

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GA focusing on landscape photos

Geoscience Australia has launched its Top GeoShot photography competition for 2014.

Education and Events Manager of Geoscience Australia, Vicki Pow said entry to Top GeoShot was open to all members of the Australian public and she encouraged everyone to start taking photos that captured the essence of Earth science in Australia.

Ms Pow said the theme for this year's competition was ''Great Southern Land''.

Competition now on

"Why not head outdoors and experience Australia's amazing and unique geology and geography," she said.

"Take your camera with you, and take a photo of an unusual geological formation or your favourite landscape, for a chance to become Australia's next Top GeoShot."

Ms Pow said interest in the Top GeoShot competition had continued to increase since its inception in 2010; with more than 350 entries received from across Australia in 2013, nearly double the previous record set in 2012.

She said a new entry system using Flickr was being trialled this year, to allow everyone across Australia to view all entries.

Ms Pow said photographs would be judged on their quality, creativity, aesthetics and how well they fit with the competition theme.

An Overall Winner, a People's Choice and 11 additional winners will be selected, with winners receiving a professionally framed enlargement of their image.

Ms Pow said entries for the 2014 competition closed on Friday 12 September, with two categories available: Open and Student (up to Year 12).

For competition details, including how to submit your photo, go to this PS News link.

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