The Geothermal Resources Council Announces 2016 Amateur Photo Contest

The 37th Amateur Photo Contest winners will be announced at the GRC Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California, USA.

(Davis, California, USA.) The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is pleased to announce this year's Amateur Photo Contest. The purpose of the contest is to showcase quality photography featuring geothermal energy around the world.

The winners will be announced at the GRC Annual Member Meeting and Awards Luncheon, the climax to the 40th GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo being held in Sacramento, California, USA from October 23-26. The theme for this year's meeting is "Geothermal Energy, Here and Now: Sustainable, Clean, Flexible".

The first place winner will receive $150, second place - $100, and third place - $75. Honorable Mention photos will receive certificates. The award checks will be drawn on a US bank.

Photographs on any subject related to geothermal energy can be submitted such as geothermal energy production, EGS, Direct Use and geothermal heat pumps. These can include photos of well testing, drilling, operation of geothermal equipment, newly developed equipment, or plant operation, construction of a geothermal plant or plant site, and geological areas or surface manifestations (holding potential for geothermal exploration or development).

More information on the GRC Amateur Photo Contest, including a submission form, can be found on the GRC website []. The deadline for submissions is September 16, 2016.


About the Geothermal Resources Council:

With the experience and dedication of its diverse; international membership bolstering a more than 45-year track record, the Geothermal Resources Council has built a solid reputation as the one of the world's preeminent geothermal associations advancing geothermal development through education; research, and outreach. For more information, please visit

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