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IGS Young Members Photo Contest – Open Now!

Put geosynthetics in your frame by entering the IGS Young Members Photo Competition 2022.

The IGS Young Members Committee contest is seeking inspiring images of geosynthetics in action, whether that be geosynthetic materials, technologies or structures. Cash and entry to the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG) are among top prizes.

Images must clearly demonstrate or represent geosynthetic material or technology in use, without product branding. Entries must also be original images taken by the entrant since 2018 and not previously submitted to any other IGS photo competition.

Three winners – announced at the GeoAsia7 conference this October – will receive prize money equally split between a gift voucher and donation to a charity of their choice, as follows:

    • First prize: $300
    • Second prize $200
    • Third prize $150

Also, the best photo submitted by an IGS Young Member will get an additional $150, while the best photo submitted by an IGS Student Member will win free entry to the 12th ICG in Rome in September 2023, or another regional conference of their choice such as the 5th GeoAmericas in Toronto in 2024.

Plus, a People’s Choice Award will be given to the winner of a public vote on social media. Ten shortlisted images chosen by the judging panel will be shared on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. The one with the most ‘likes’ overall will receive $100.

Anyone can enter the competition – regardless of whether they are a member of the IGS – but must be aged 35 or under on October 31, 2022.

For full details and to submit, enter via this form by the closing date of July 31, 2022. For further questions, simply email

If you would like to join the IGS before entering, visit the IGS membership application page here.

Good luck!