EGU Photo Competition 2023: Now open for submissions!

EGU Photo Competition 2023: Now open for submissions!

If you are registered for the EGU23 General Assembly (2328 April), you can take part in our annual photo competition. Winners receive free registration to next year’s General Assembly!

It’s that time of year again! Yes, today, the 13 January, the thirteenth annual EGU photo competition opened for submissions!!

Until 31 March, every participant registered for the General Assembly can submit up to three original photos and one moving image on any broad theme related to the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. Photos submitted can be recent or from previous years so if there’s a beautiful photo that you’ve been holding onto, this could be your year to enter it! A panel of judges will shortlist the best 10 photos and one moving image to be exhibited in an online gallery during the conference. General Assembly participants will then vote for their favourite photos and the three winning images will be announced online on the last day of the meeting.

Winners will receive a free registration to EGU’s General Assembly in 2024!

One of last year’s winners: A peaceful sunset view of Byzantine engineering, by Athanasios Serafeim (distributed via

If you submit your images to the photo competition, they will also be included in the EGU’s open access photo and video database, Imaggeo. You retain full rights of use for any photos or videos submitted to the database as they are licensed and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons license.You will need to register on Imaggeo so that the organisers can appropriately process your photos.

For more information, please check the EGU Photo Competition page on Imaggeo. If you’d like to get some inspiration and see some beautiful photographs right now, you can check out all of the 2010 to 2022 winners here!

Time to get snapping!


EGU23 will take place from 23 to 28 April 2023. For more information on the General Assembly, visit the EGU23 website and follow us on Twitter (#EGU23 is the official conference hashtag) and Facebook.


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Hazel Gibson is Head of Communications at the European Geosciences Union. She is responsible for the management of the Union's social media presence and the EGU blogs, where she writes regularly for the EGU's official blog, GeoLog. She has a PhD in Geoscience Communication and Cognition from the University of Plymouth in the UK. Hazel tweets @iamhazelgibson.

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