By Zoë Casey
What does the power of the wind that blows across our land mean to you? Do you have a keen eye for new and exciting ways to capture wind energy on camera? Are you interested in winning a €1,000 Amazon voucher? Then this is the competition of a life-time for you.
Today the European Wind Energy Association and the Global Wind Energy Council are launching an international photo competition – ‘Wind in Mind’ – inviting all photographers to snap wind power technology in ways that have never been seen before. The competition will run until 6 May and winners will be announced on Global Wind Day – 15 June 2012 – the annual day for discovering the power of wind energy.
One winner will receive the €1,000 voucher, and five runners-up stand to receive €250 Amazon vouchers. All winning photos will be displayed in a photo exhibition held in the EU area of Brussels, and the overall winning photo will become part of an online professional photography collection, www.hardrainproject.com as well as featuring in renewable energy newspaper ‘Recharge’ and in EU wind energy industry magazine ‘Wind Directions’.
Erik Luntang, well-known photographer and part of the jury for the competition, said: “living in a big city, I know the importance of finding other energy sources to replace fossil fuels. I grew up on a small Danish island which is now self-sufficient in electricity thanks to wind energy. There is no better way than pictures to spread the message that wind energy is the future for a more environmentally friendly and sustainable source of energy.”
For more information on Global Wind Day, and to submit photos, visit www.globalwindday.org