HAYS, Kan. -- As part of the nationwide Earth Science
awareness campaign, Fort Hays State University's Department of Geosciences
hosts events and contests throughout the month of October.
Entries are being accepted for the seventh annual Earth
Sciences Week photography contest until noon on Monday, Oct 22.
Faculty, staff, students and community members are eligible
Photos will be accepted for judging in the following
categories: ecology, geology, weather, water or Earth science careers.
The Earth Science Week theme this year is "Discovering
Careers in the Earth Sciences." This category is open to interpretation
and participants must provide a detailed description of the interpretations
when submitting the photograph.
There is a limit of one entry per category per person, five
photos in all. Photos may be digital or photographs that have been scanned. No
photographs submitted in a previous contest may be submitted.
Judging will be based on the ability of the photo to capture
interest and illustrate the category concept, the scientifically accurate
description of the photo and the composition and aesthetics of the photo.
Submitted photographs must be accompanied by the full name
of the photographer, address of photographer, telephone number, email address,
submission category, photograph date, geographic coordinates of the locations
and a description of the photo and how it illustrates the category concept.
Photographs must be named according to the following
guidelines: name_category_descriptive text.jpg.
Winners will be announced at the Geosciences Department fall
social and Halloween party on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Prizes will be awarded for first and second place in each
category and for the best overall photo.
For more information, contact Dr. John Heinrichs, chair of
the Department of Geosciences, at 785-628-4536 or firstname.lastname@example.org.