Hull Geological Society


The Aesthetics of Geology

Open Photographic Exhibition 2014

Hull Geological Society, Hull School of Art and Design and Yorkshire Geological Society for their meeting on Saturday 11th October at Queen's Gardens, Hull, about "Geology and Art". The exhibition will on display to the public from in October 2014.

The closing date for the submission of entries was 29th September. 60 photographs were submitted. 22 were selected by the judges for display.

The photographic exhibition was open to the public from Thursday 9th October until Friday 31st October in the Hull School of Art & Design Foyer Gallery.


At the event the prizes were awarded for the "Aesthetics of Geology" photographic competition. Sixty photographs had been entered and a panel of judges (Alison Field and David and Jean Hill) selected twenty two for display and awarded prizes. Fraser Briggs and Matt Hopper,the curators of the display, also selected one photograph for a prize and the delegates at the meeting voted to select the winners of the "peoples' prizes".

Click HERE to view some more of the photographs.

The prizes awarded by the judges (Alison Field and David and Jean Hill) were -

The prize awarded by the Curators (Fraser Briggs and Matt Hopper) was - A copy of Yorkshire Geology and a collection of fossils donated by Mike Horne - Peter Mathews

The "Peoples' Prizes" voted for by the delegates were -


  1. Entrants can enter up to 3 submissions.
  2. The photographs must be printed and up to A3 size, and may be mounted and /or framed in a neutral colour. Alternatively they may be submitted electronically in JPEG format (at least 1MB file size per image and with a resolution of at least 300dpi please) on a CDROM or by e-mail. They must be original work and be accompanied by a signed submission form. Printed photographs must have your name and the title written on the back and electronic submission must have your name and title in the file name e.g. Smith-Mudrock.jpg
  3. Submissions must be received before 29th September 2014 (1st September for digital submissions).
  4. The organisers cannot accept responsibility for entries lost or damaged in the post and cannot guarantee that all delivered or online submissions will be exhibited.
  5. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Judges may also exhibit photographs but these will not be eligible for prizes.
  7. The Hull Geological Society or Yorkshire Geological Society (both registered charities) reserve the right to use the photographs in their publications, on line and in promotional material. However, copyright remains with the photographer and a credit will be provided.
  8. Entrants should indicate if they are professional photographers, artists or geologists.
  9. We regret that entries cannot be returned unless accompanied by an s.a.e. and appropriate packing, or they can they be collected from the School of Art and Design between 3rd & 7th November 2014.


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