International Geosynthetics Society Extends Photo Deadline

The NENT Landfill Expansion, Hong Kong. Photo by Gary Ng.
IGS Photo Competition

The 2nd International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Photo Contest has a new deadline: March 1. The inaugural contest was extremely successful and helped establish a collection of high-quality photos of geosynthetics for use in promotion of these technologies and construction practices and in the dissemination of educational material.

As with the first contest, winning photos from the 2012 contest will be featured on the IGS website and recognized in various publications and lectures around the world.

Also, the photos will be acknowledged during the IGS Regional Conferences in 2012: GeoAmericas 2012 (1-4 May 2012, Lima, Peru); EuroGeo 5 (16-19 September 2012, Valencia, Spain); and GeoAsia 2012 (10-14 December 2012, Bangkok, Thailand).


  • Contestant must be an active IGS Member
  • Photos should clearly display a geosynthetic material/technology in use
  • Each member is eligible to submit up to 5 photographs to the contest
  • A title and description are required for each photo
  • The file size should not exceed 4 MB per picture
  • File format must be .jpg

Also, photos should provide a clear understanding of what geosynthetic technology or event is being demonstrated. They should be sharp, well-focused and aesthetically pleasing. “Before and After” photo sets are welcomed and will count as one entry.

Final selection of First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention photos will be made by an independent committee.