The Geological Association of Canada is proud to congratulate the winners of the 2019 GAC Student Member Photography Competition, and thank all of our Student Members who participated by sending in amazing photographs from across the country!

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1st Place – Cole Narfason, University of Calgary

“Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta.”


2nd Place – Alejandro Alvarez, University of Alberta

“Aerial photograph taken near Inuvik, NWT. Picture shows a relatively small meandering tributary flowing into the Mackenzie River.”


3rd Place – Mollie Patzke, Laurentian University

“Two sedimentologists descend into a canyon to examine the Mesoproterozoic Fury and Hecla Group sandstone on northwest Baffin Island, Nunavut. A gabbro sill forms a peninsula in the distance.”


Honourable Mentions

Brie Dinsdale – Thompson Rivers University

“Tucked away on the west coast of Vancouver Island is Mystic Beach. It is found within the Juan de Fuca Provincial Park and this photo features a small run-off waterfall that flows over the sheer cliff.”


Natasha Barrett – University of Alberta

“Mt. Tekarra, Jasper, Alberta. View of Mt. Tekarra from the Skyline Trail.”


Mollie Patzke – Laurentian University

“Taken August 2018, this photo shows an outcrop of a previously unmapped Mesoproterozoic sedimentary succession located on northwestern Baffin Island, Nunavut. The fluid escape structures resemble bunting.”



Prizes:  1st Prize – $500; 2nd Prize – $200; 3rd Prize – $100

Prizes are provided from the Jérôme H. Remick III Endowment Trust Fund


The competition was open to 2019 GAC® Student Members from September 18th to October 30th, 2019.

Photo entries should showcase Canada’s varied scenery from a geological perspective or spectacular geological features (e.g. outcrops, fossils, thin sections, minerals).

Each Student Member may submit a total of 4 photo entries.
Winners will be informed by November 27th, 2019. All judges’ decisions are final.