Radiocarbon dating laboratory Beta Analytic and its co-host Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Heritage and Archaeology invite all China-based geologists and archaeologists to send their most interesting photos of the country’s natural landscapes and historical sites. A new category has been added this year for photos featuring Beta Analytic’s gifts and freebies throughout the years. WeChat commenters of the photos and videos will also get a chance to receive gifts.
#1 – Planet Sketcher
Send original photos of natural landscapes (e.g. mountains, deserts, waters, rocks, woods) or cultural landscapes such as cultural relics, historical buildings, etc.
#2 – Everyday Collector
Submit original photos of meaningful moments in geological or archaeological work such as workers in excavation operations showing teamwork
#3 – Streamer Recorder
Send videos of geological or archaeological subjects, including natural landscapes, research objects, people and things in work or study
#4 – BETA Close Partners *new category*
Through photos in any setting (office, home, fieldwork), tell us your story featuring a Beta Analytic gift you received or a freebie you collected at one of the conferences you attended.
Email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject in this format: “2023 Photography Event – Your Name – Institute/University Name – Category”
Example: 2023 Photography Event – Jane Doe – ABC University – Planet Sketcher
Deadline of submission is on September 30, 2023.
Winners will be selected based on the number of views and likes of the submissions as posted in Beta Analytic’s official WeChat account.
Each category has 3 winners – Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Results will be announced on October 31, 2023.
The winners of this year’s contest will get to choose one prize from this list:
Be one of the lucky 15 commenters to receive a gift by leaving a message under the photo and video entries in WeChat. All you need to do is to suggest items for Beta’s future giveaways. If your recommendation is one of the three (3) giveaways selected by Beta, you get a chance to receive your suggested item.
Examples of Beta’s gifts and freebies include pens, umbrellas, and meter tape, among others.
The 2022 scenery photo contest first prize winner was Yonghong Dong (Shenzhen Foreign Languages School). Winners for the geology or archaeology-related photos were Zhenwei Qiu (National Museum of China) and Zhaofang Ming (Faculty of History and Archaeology, Anyang Normal University). Video winners were Lu Cong (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Youxin Jiang (Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Heritage and Archaeology).
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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.
Terms & Conditions of the 2023 contest:
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This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 18th, 2023 and is filed under Beta Analytic Updates .