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In 2018, the Department launched a photo competition for first-year undergraduates on the Arran field trips. The feedback from students is that we should make this a thing. We have.

2020 1A Lock Down Geology Photo Competition Rules

  • One entry per person, per category
  • Categories: “People” and “Not people”
  • Must be taken in 2020 and geology themed/related
  • Entries from IAs only
  • Must agree to be on displayed & to be used for promotional purposes
  • Any format, but submitted as a single digital file
  • Filters/photoshop discouraged. Minor edits fine


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Judges: To be announced

Judges pick single winner from each category –

Judges award one overall £25 prize

Process & dates

  • 30 – submission by email as attachment to
  • Judging to take place in early October
  •  Winner announced October

Previous winners and entries can be seen on our Flickr site

2019 IA Arran photo competition results

We asked our IA Natural Scientists to send in their best shots taken on the Arran field trips this year in two simple categories: "people" for capturing those on the trip hard at work/play, and "not people" for the best science, landscape and arty shots.

Alumni voted for the winners at our annual Alumni Day on Saturday 11 May 2019.

The overall winner, and recipient of £25 prize money, is Dayna Cheah (Magdalene) with her submission for the ‘people’ category:


Runner up and winner of the ‘not people’ category is Krishna Amin (St Catharine’s):

The New Red Sandstone: a Permian Triassic sandstone deposited in a hot and arid palaeoenvironment, as found in the Corrie Foreshore


Both Dayna and Krishna also won free entry to the Sedgwick Club Garden Party.

Thank you to all Part 1As who took part.


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