NERC Student Photography & Short Article Writing Competition
NERC is delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural photo and short article competition. There were over 50 entries describing research experiences of NERC-funded students.
The winner of the photo competition is Paul Hopwood of the University of Exeter with his striking photo of burying beetles processing a carcass.
Burying beetles processing an animal carcass. Click the photo to view the full image (196KB).
Second place in the photo competition went to Robin Wylie of the University College London with his exciting photo of an eruption on Mount Etna.
A 'Strombolian' eruption in the central crater of Mount Etna volcano, more than 3km above the coast of Sicily. Copyright Robin Wylie.
Christopher Darvill, Durham University, took third place in the photo competition with his clever photo of the windy conditions in Tierra del Fuego, South America.
Christopher Darvill conducts field research in the wind, Tierra del Fuego, southernmost South America. Copyright Christopher Darvill.
The winner in the short article writing competition is Laura Hepburn of the University of Southampton. Laura poignantly illustrates the excitement felt during a recent research voyage during which she first saw hydrothermal vents blowing their signature black smoke.
Second place in the short article writing competition was awarded to Christopher Darvill of the University of Durham. His essay describes his research on past climate change in Tierra del Fuego.
And third place in the essay competition went to Dominic Cram, of the University of Exeter, for his description of catching and tagging birds in the Kalahari.
Announcement of Opportunity
Closing date: 16:00 on 25 October 2013
NERC invites submissions from current and recently finished NERC students for the NERC Student Photography & Short Article Writing Competition. This competition is looking for entries that best encapsulate your research and PhD experiences to date and is open to all current NERC students as well as recently finished NERC-funded students who submitted their PhD in 2012 or 2013. Every applicant must submit both a photograph and a short written article to be eligible for an award and one of the six available prizes.
Please see the Announcement of Opportunity document below for full details of the competition, including submission requirements, rules and advice for entrants.
Announcement of judges
NERC is delighted to announce the judges for this competition.
For further information about this competition please contact:
Tel: 01793 442644