The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is launching its 7th annual Power of Wind contest to celebrate Global Wind Day, held every year on June 15, to give people in Canada and around the world an opportunity to explore wind energy and how it works.
Global Wind Day is the international annual day for discovering the power of wind and its potential to reshape energy systems, decarbonize economies, and boost jobs and growth.
“The world is in the midst of a transition to a low-carbon future, and this ninth anniversary of Global Wind Day is a good time to reflect on the important role wind energy will play in this shift,” said Robert Hornung, President, CanWEA.
“That’s what the Power of Wind contest is all about, and we’re looking forward to seeing the creative ways Canadians find to present their views on an issue that is so important to our economic growth and environmental sustainability,” he added.
This year’s Power of Wind contest is open to post-secondary students and members of the general public. The top two student entries will each receive a $1,000 bursary, with a third $1,000 prize awarded to the best submission from a non-student.
Contestants are invited to submit a photo or visual image that conveys their vision of how wind energy can contribute to Canada’s future.
Winning entries will be announced in the fall issue of CanWEA’s WindSight magazine and, along with up to 10 honorable mentions, will be featured in the 2018 Friends of Wind calendar.
Over the last six years, the annual Power of Wind contest has attracted more than a thousand thoughtful and creative submissions about the importance of building a renewable energy future. The winner of last year’s contest was Queen’s University student Diana Lawryshyn.
“Past Power of Wind contests have been focussed on post-secondary students, but with more and more Canadians experiencing the clean air and local economic benefits of wind power, we wanted to offer an opportunity for everyone to share their vision for a renewable energy future and the possibilities it holds,” said Lejla Latifovic, Senior Communications Advisor, CanWEA.
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