Earth Science Week Photography Contest

Capture the beauty and complexity of earth science in a single shot. Celebrate Earth Science Week 2024 with the photography contest theme: “Earth Science in Action.”

Contest Guidelines

Who can enter?

The photography contest is open to individuals of any age in any part of the world.

Your photograph should focus on the topic “Earth Science in Action.”

Earth science is all around us. Processes have occurred throughout Earth’s history and continue today to shape the world we live in. Many of these processes can be witnessed in our communities and even in our own back yards. How are Earth’s processes shaping where you live? Use your camera to capture an image that shows the influence of Earth processes in your community.

Must be original, unpublished work

Entries must be composed of original, authentic, unpublished material and must be the sole property of the entrant, not previously submitted to any other contest. Published material includes that which has been posted online. This includes, but is not limited to, Facebook, or any other social network website where photos have been posted and shared.

In adherence to our commitment to promoting originality and creativity, the Earth Science Week photography contest strictly prohibits the use of Artificial intelligence (AI) resources for photo manipulation or enhancement to ensure that each submission reflects the genuine skill and creativity of the photographer.

While the copyright for the photograph is retained by the entrant, entering the contest automatically provides AGI the right to display the photo online and/or in any public or private settings without restriction.

What do I need to submit?

The photography contest is limited to one submission per entrant. A valid submission will contain the following information:

  1. A completed Microsoft Form found here
  2. One photograph focusing on the topic “Earth Science in Action.”
  3. For entrants under the age of 18 years old, a release form signed by a parent or guardian will also be required. Click here to download the photography contest release form.

NOTE: If a person under the age of 18 appears in the photograph, they will also need a release form signed by the child’s parent or guardian.

When is the deadline?

All eligible submissions must be received electronically by 8 p.m. ET, Friday, October 18, 2024. Your photo submission is considered incomplete until we receive all of these items.

If you have any problems submitting your entry, please e-mail the Earth Science Week staff at