A chance to show wind energy as it has never been seen before
Winner to get €1,000 Amazon voucher and winning photo to become part of
professional photography archive; five runners up get €250
Winning photos to be announced by Global Wind Day, 15 June 2012
BRUSSELS, Jan. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - A wind energy photo competition, open to
all, was launched today. In the run-up to Global Wind Day on 15 June -
the annual day promoting the power of the wind around the world -
photographers are invited to let their imaginations take the lead and
show wind energy technology in a new way, in line with the competition
title, "Wind in Mind".
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The six winners, who will receive a €1,000 Amazon voucher or one of five
€250 vouchers, will be chosen by an expert jury and announced shortly
after Global Wind Day. All the winning pictures will be displayed
outdoors the EU area of Brussels.
The overall winning photo will also become part of an online
professional photography collection, http://www.hardrainproject.com, and be published in renewable energy newspaper 'Recharge' and in the European wind energy industry magazine Wind Directions.
"I can't think of a better subject for a contemporary photo competition
than wind energy," said Julian Scola, Communication Director of the
European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), organisers of the Global Wind
Day alongside the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). "Wind turbines are
an icon: symbols of the fight against climate change, of
sustainability, of our modern age. While some people noisily oppose
wind turbines there are many others who love them and find them a
graceful addition to our landscape".
Lauha Fried, Communications Director at GWEC, highlighted the global
nature of the competition: "Wind power is an essential source of clean
energy in over 80 countries today - we'd like to see photos taken from
all around the world and encourage everyone to participate by sending
us your best shots. A new feature for this year's edition is the
continental subcategory where a winner will be chosen for each
The competition is open until 6 May; for more information on the
competition, on Global Wind Day, and to submit photos: http://www.globalwindday.org.
SOURCE EWEA European Wind Energy Association
For further information:
Florian Becker - +32-2-213-18-14