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It's time to once again raid your photo collections and find your best photos for the annual photo competition. As always the BSG will be offering a £100 prize for the best photo and two £50 prizes for the two runners-up photos as judged by the BSG Communications and Publications Sub-Committee and the Chair of the Outreach Committee. 

The rules are simple: you must be a registered BSG member to submit an entry and can submit a maximum of two entries. Submissions will be accepted via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and MUST be tagged with the hashtag #BSGPC21 and have the appropriate BSG social media account tagged. A full list of terms and conditions can be found below. The competition will close at 23:59 (UTC), 12th September 2021.


1) The theme of the BSG photographic competition is geomorphology and is open to individual interpretation.

2) Entrants can submit up to two photos through either the BSG Facebook account (https://www.facebook.com/geophemera), Twitter feed (@BSG_Geomorph), or via Instagram by tagging @BSGeomorphology. ALL ENTRIES MUST USE THE HASHTAG #BSGPC21 to be considered. The BSG may subsequently contact entrants to supply a high resolution copy of the photograph.

3) The competition is open to all up-to-date members of the British Society for Geomorphology (non-members’ entries will be disqualified).

4) Each entry should be marked with the entrant’s name and where the photograph was taken.

5) The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 12th September 2021 (UTC).

6) All entries will be judged by the members of the BSG Communications and Publications Sub-Committee plus the Chair of the Outreach Committee. They will shortlist the top three photographs and select their favourite entry; the winner will receive a prize of £100 and two runners up prizes of £50 will be awarded to the other two shortlisted entries. Top photographs may also be used on the front cover of the society journal Earth Surface Processes and Landforms and all three will appear in the BSG biannual newsletter. Our decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and non-changeable. Competition winners will, in the first instance, be contacted through the Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook accounts with which they submitted their entries.

7) All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of the copyright in all photographs entered and must have gained permission of any people featured in their entries. Further, entrants must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs.

8) Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs that they submit. By entering the competition all entrants grant the BSG the right to use the images on publicity material for the society and on the BSG website and social media sites. No fees will be payable for any of the above uses.

9) By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules and the BSG reserves the right to exclude any entry from the competition at any time and in its absolute discretion if the BSG has reason to believe that an entrant has breached these rules.