Wind energy provides jobs and regional regeneration, as well as providing global export markets. It also helps cities and countries meet climate change commitments and speed up the move to a low-carbon economy. Wind energy should be the backbone of how the globe generates its power.
GWEC’s photo contest aims to draw the attention of the public and policy-makers to wind energy and the power it holds to alleviate many social, economic, and environmental challenges. Creativity, content, composition, and technique as well as a compelling story behind your photograph are the key criteria for the judges.
According to GWEC, the three categories are as follows:
1. Local impact
Wind energy boosts the local economy, provides jobs, improves infrastructure, and supports the local community. In this category, your photos should show how wind energy has benefited your community.
2. Boosting economies
The wind energy industry is growing rapidly, employing over a million people across the globe. In this category, photos should represent people working in the industry, factories, or in wind installation.
3. Visionary wind
Wind farms signify progress toward a sustainable energy system. Not only that, together with the natural environment they can make stunning images. In this category, photos should show wind energy working in harmony with nature.
The deadline for submissions is May 20, 2018. Please make sure you have read the terms and conditions before submitting any photos. The first prize winner from each category will receive €1,000. In addition, the winning photographs will be displayed at the WindEurope Summer Reception in Brussels and across both WindEurope and GWEC’s channels.