Submit up to three photos by 31 October 2021
SEGH was established in 1971 to provide a forum for scientists to work together in understanding the interaction between the geochemical environment and the health of plants, animals, and humans. Our members represent expertise in a diverse range of scientific fields, such as biology, engineering, geology, hydrology, epidemiology, chemistry, medicine, nutrition, and toxicology. In a fast-changing environment, interactions between environmental geochemistry and health can provide inspiring images from the surface of our planet- on land, in the water and in the atmosphere.
SEGH invites members of the ECR community to submit photographs showcasing Environmental Geochemistry and Health in the field or the lab under three categories:
- Environmental Geochemistry and Health on land
- Environmental Geochemistry and Health in the water
- Environmental Geochemistry and Health in the atmosphere
The pictures may represent views from fieldwork or laboratory work. The images can focus on the features in question or show the ECR community interacting with the natural environment and each other.
The selected photographs (three of each category) will be displayed on the photo gallery of the SEGH website, and the winners will receive a free annual subscription to the Society!
How to submit your photos
You can submit up to three photos by 31 October 2021. Send your photographs in electronic format, and any questions about the Call to the SEGH- ECR Photo Contest at: firstname.lastname@example.org following the instructions below:
Rules of Participation
A selection committee made up of Board members of SEGH, will be responsible for selecting the photographs that will win the prizes and appear on the SEGH website.
Participants whose photos are selected will be notified by the beginning of November. By submitting their photograph, participants authorise the SEGH to exhibit their work and use it to advertise its activities.
Specifications for the Photographs
What is an Early Career Researcher?
We use a fairly loose definition of early career researcher (ECR) as an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters/PhD) student or a scientist who has received their highest degree (BSc, MSc, or PhD) within the past five years.
The societies ECR mentoring programme was launched at the SEGH annual international meeting, at SEGH2018 Victoria Falls, Zambia. SEGH is seeking to invest in its future members, helping ECR and other scientists develop their career. Such investment in future members has normally been done through meetings. Social events build and refresh networks and friendships, enabling students and early career researchers to forge a sense of community and to return to SEGH in future years. SEGH also operates a mentoring scheme which will focus on enabling ECRs to gain from the experience of longstanding members and SEGH Fellows.
- An opportunity for personal and professional growth
- Supportive access to senior colleagues within SEGH for careers, specific scientific or relevant teaching and learning support and advice
- Free attendance to the ECR networking lunchons at annual conferences
- Enhanced networking opportunities
- Enhance opportunities to peer-review for the societies journal Environmental Geochemistry and Health (Impact factor 3.252)
SEGH offers awards to ECRs each year during the annual SEGH Conference. These include the awards for the best Oral and Poster presentation with a monetary prize awarded by Spinger.
How to join?
- Joining is simple. Be one of the first 20 ECRs to register for the annual conference.
- You will receive an email in advance of the conference confirming if you are one of the first 20 ECRs to register for that year’s cohort. Then simply make sure you attend the ECR lunch where that year’s cohort will get to know each other.
- Alternatively, if you would like to join the ECR mentoring program but are unable to attend the annual conference please email us for more information.
If you would like to join the ECR mentoring program, either as a mentee or mentor please get in contact for more information.