GWD Photo competition launched




Do you have a story to tell about wind energy – and are you creative with your camera? Then take a wind energy photo and write a text explaining what wind energy means to you.
Now you are ready to enter 2013 photo competition for Global Wind Day, and you might win a €1,000 Amazon voucher!

Whether it’s why you chose that particular shot, or why you think wind energy is the future, or that you simply think wind turbines are attractive, or maybe you work in the sector and want to tell us how you got there, the possibilities are endless. Explain why you chose that exact moment, motif and technical equipment, or tell us what your views on wind energy and your relationship to it are or send us a story, a short piece of literature, even a poem or a song.
Submit your photo and story now

Practical information
Dates: Competition opens 4 February and closes 5 May 2013 at 20:00 CET
Fee: There is no entry fee
Prize: €1,000 Amazon voucher for the global winner, €250 Amazon voucher for regional winners
Up to three submissions are accepted from everyone over 18 worldwide
Winners of the competition will receive Amazon vouchers as well as their photographs featured in renewable energy publication ‘Recharge’ and EWEA’s magazine, Wind Directions. In addition, the winning selection will be put on display in the European Parliament in Brussels as well as our social media platforms and website.

The Jury
Mark Edwards runs the Hard Rain Project, which supports public exhibitions and other communications that campaign for realistic solutions to the interlinked problems of climate change, poverty, the wasteful use of resources, population expansion, habitat destruction and species loss.  The winning photo of Wind in Mind will be have a permanent place in the online photo archive at www.hardrainproject.com
Erik Luntang is a photojournalist with Inspririt, based in Belgium. He has more than 20 years of experience working with international news-agencies, newspapers and magazines. Read more about Erik.
Simon Bogle, Art Editor, Recharge, the global source for renewable energy news
Robert van Waarden, freelance photographer. His list of publications include National Geographic Traveler, CNN, Canadian Geographic, the United Nations Environment Program, the Quebec Government, the British Council, Editora Globa, Casa Brutus, and numerous other magazines, NGO’s and non-profit publications. Van Waarden’s images have appeared in exhibits across the globe. Find out more about Robert.