Back to News Home Page

Beta Analytic’s Photo Contest Exclusive to Chinese Researchers

Beta Analytic invites all China-based researchers to join its 6th photo contest focused on the country’s natural landscapes and historical sites. Participation in previous years’ contests were limited to geologists. This year, the photo contest is open to all geologists and archaeologists. Prizes include camping gazebos, pop-up tents and other camping gear.

Participants may submit:

  • Scenery Photos 
    Original photos of natural landscapes such as mountains, desert, sea, river and lakes
    Requirement: 5-10 photos, JPG/PNG, file size ≤10MB

  • Geology or archaeology-related photos
    Original photos of geological phenomena, minerals, historical sites/cultural relics/museums, etc.
    Requirement: 5-10 photos, JPG/PNG, file size ≤10MB

  • Short videos
    Original videos related to the work, study and recreation of geologists and archaeologists
    Requirement: 15-60 seconds, MP4, file size ≤500MB

    All participants are also required to submit a personal introduction (~100 words) and their photo.

How to Join

Email your photos/videos to with subject in this format: Your Name + Institute/University Name + Submitted Material (photo or video). 

Deadline of submission is on August 31, 2022.

Selecting Winners

Winners will be selected based on number of views and likes of the submissions as posted in Beta Analytic’s WeChat account. For details, please read our WeChat post.

Announcement of winners will be on September 21, 2022.

[UPDATE] Congratulations to our Winners:

  • Scenery Photos 
    First Prize – Yonghong Dong (Shenzhen Foreign Languages School)
    Second Prize – Shaopan Zhao (Henan Nonferrous Metals Geological and Mineral Bureau)
    Third Prize – Yibin Xu (School of Geographical Science, Southwest University) and Tian Lan (Renmin University of China)
  • Geology or archaeology-related photos
    Zhenwei Qiu (National Museum of China)
    Zhaofang Ming (Faculty of History and Archaeology, Anyang Normal University)
  • Short Videos 
    Lu Cong (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences)
    Youxin Jiang (Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Heritage and Archaeology)

Past Winners

Beta Analytic launched its first photo contest for China-based researchers in 2017.  Past winners include Dr. Shi Pilong of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) who won first place in 2017 and 2018, Mr. Menghan Qiu of Lanzhou University (2019 winner), and Cong Lu of Chinese Academy of Sciences Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes in 2021.

2021 Winners

Disclaimer: This video is hosted in a third-party site and may contain advertising.

Terms & Conditions of the 2022 contest:

  • Beta Analytic reserves the right to disqualify any entry that is deemed inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, or does not conform to stated contest rules; 
  • We reserve the right to disqualify any entry that uses any data cheating tool; 
  • The Submission must not contain material that promotes racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age; 
  • Entrants must not submit images that include children; 
  • Beta Analytic is not responsible for the content posted. This is the responsibility of the submitter; 
  • All submissions must be original work, taken by the entrants. No third party may own or control any materials the submissions contains, and the photo must not infringe upon the trademark, copyright, moral rights, intellectual rights, or rights of privacy of any entity or person; 
  • By entering the contest, entrants agree that photos submitted can be used by the Beta Analytic for marketing and/or advertising purposes; 
  • This contest is for practitioners and students of geology and archaeology only; 
  • Submissions will not be accepted once the deadline lapses.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 and is filed under Beta Analytic Updates .