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Presenting the Inaugural IGS Young Members Committee Photo Contest Winner

The Young Members Committee of the IGS held their first ever photo competition solely for young members of the society. The competition sought the best photos of geosynthetic materials or technologies, taken by a member of 36 years of age or younger.

During a 3-month submission period, ending on the 29th June, the competition received over 50 entries from members from all over the world. The standard was very high, showcasing the diverse mix of geosynthetic applications. Thank you to everyone that submitted entries.

8 photos were shortlisted for the final stage by a judging panel of leading industry figures comprising:
• Irene Inan, Immediate Past-Chair of the IGS Young Members Committee
• Chaido (Yuli) Doulala-Rigby, Chair of the IGS UK Chapter
• Chungsik Yoo, Chair of the 11th ICG organising committee

The winning photo was selected by a public vote online, receiving over 600 participants. These votes were tallied and the winning entry was by Wladimir Caressato Junior from TDM Brasil Ltda. His winning photograph (below) was selected 252 times.


The Inaugural IGS Young Members Committee Photo Contest Winner was announced along with other IGS Award Winners during the General Assembly held on 20 September 2018 at 11ICG. IGS Awards are granted to individuals or groups of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development and use of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products or associated technologies through their scientific and technological achievements. (To read about the IGS Awards given for outstanding research, click here.)