Competition: Design an EGU infographic!

Infographics, images containing graphics, text, and statistics, are increasingly being used to share complex scientific concepts with a wider audience. They are powerful communication tools because they can be spread virally across social networks, furthering the public understanding of important areas within the geosciences, including climate change, natural resources, and the solar system.

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we invite you to design an attractive and informative infographic about the EGU. The winner will receive a €100 Amazon gift voucher and their creation will be published in the next issue of GeoQ, our quarterly newsletter, and will be advertised via our blog and social media channels.

Please submit your entries in jpg or pdf format to Science Communications Fellow Edvard Glücksman by November 16. Shortly thereafter, the winner will be announced here on our blog and across our social media channels.

You can find plenty of hints and tips about how to design a perfect infographic using social media related websites, including Search Engine Watch, Infographics Archive, or at Mashable.  Information about the EGU, including its structure, publications, and outreach activities can be found on our official website.

The EGU reserves the right to disseminate all submissions freely under a Creative Commons License.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to email Edvard.

An infographic explaining infographics! (source: InfographicLabs)


Bárbara Ferreira
Bárbara Ferreira is the Media and Communications Manager of the European Geosciences Union. She is responsible for the Union's communication activities, from coordinating the EGU newsletter to members and overseeing the blogging and social media activities of the organisation, to publishing press releases for journalists and organising press conferences. She has a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge.

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