• Description

The GRSS IDEA (Inspire, Develop, Empower, and Advance) committee is pleased to announce a new photo contest “Women in Geoscience #INSPIRE Us” as part of the IGARSS 2020 Virtual TIE Events.

We are looking for your creativity and motivation to take a photo of yourself in action as a STEM student or professional. The contest is open to all female students, scientists and engineers in the field of Geoscience and Remote Sensing. This competition aims to promote your creativity and give you the opportunity to share your stories, ideas, and experiences in these fields.

We are  launching a global competition, so you can participate from anywhere on the planet, or off the planet if you are an astronaut…or alien.

Our mission is to inspire participants to share their passion and develop their vision.

  • Judging Criteria

Photos and accompanying explanations will be evaluated by the official judging panel members, who will select 10 finalists from along all eligible entries and 3 winners based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Motivation
  • Authenticity
  • Impact
  • Deadline

October 26, 2020. No submission will be accepted after that date.

  • Prizes

Finalist photos will be shown during the IDEA and WISE-E “Inspire and Empower” Panel as part of the IGARSS 2020 Virtual TIE Events on October 29, 2020 (register here). The top 3 submissions will be awarded attractive prizes (to be announced soon) as well as Certificates of Achievement. They will be invited to talk about their photos during the live event.

  • How to participate
  • Take a photo doing an activity related to Geosciences and Remote Sensing.
  • Submit it accompanied with a short text of 250 words or less that describes your work, passion and the context of your photo using this form.
  • Post it to social media to spread the word if you want, with the hashtag #womeningeoscience #inspireus and tag @IEEEWinGRSS.
  • Photo Rules
  • Format allowed: JPEG, JPG, PNG
  • Photos can be taken in color, black and white. The use of filters is not prohibited.
  • Each entry must be the submitting entrant’s own work, and not feature or focus on any material owned or controlled by third parties.
  • Copyrights & Usage Rights

With every entry you agree that your image submitted to the competition may be used in our social media channels with credits to the photographer.

The winning entries along with the photographs of the Top 10 will be displayed on the IDEA & WISE-E “Inspire and Empower” Panel live event as part of the IGARSS 2020 Virtual TIE Events on October 29, 2020.

  • Contact

If you have any questions, please send an email to natalia.pcaro@ieee.org and fairouz.stambouli@ieee.org

Participants are encouraged to follow the GRSS and GRSS IDEA Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.