Geobake 2023

National tour or event

It’s that time of year again so dust off your aprons, gather up your rock flour, and find your apatite! It’s the 2023 GSNZ Geobake competition!

Every year the GSNZ recognises March 16 as Hector Day--New Zealand’s annual national geosciences day held to honour pioneering Aotearoa NZ geoscientist, James Hector. We at GSNZ like to celebrate by holding an online geoscience-themed baking competition!

Entering is easy! Just design and bake something tasty that has a geoscience theme and take a photo of your finished creation before sharing it with friends, family or colleagues on Thursday 16 March (or just scoffing it all yourself!). Then enter the competition by emailing your photo(s) to by Saturday 18 March. Be sure to include:

  • The baker’s name
  • A geoscientific explanation of the baked item (50 word max.)
  • The baker’s contact details (email address & phone number)

National judging will take place the following week, with annonymised entries judged by the GSNZ National Committee. Winners will be announced in a GSNZ Newsflash and the overall winner will receive a free 1-year GSNZ membership for 2023-2024. This year, we're also encouraging people to post their creations on social media. Tag the GSNZ and be in to win some great spot prizes!

So rattle those pots and pans and join the fun!