Wind energy is on everyone?s mind

Global Wind Day on 15 June is getting closer and closer, and last weekend EWEA’s and GWEC’s international photo competition ‘Wind in Mind’ came to a close.

The interest and number of submissions has been overwhelming. All corners of the world are represented in the 2,100 photographs that were sent in from over 65 countries.

Photographers were invited to let their imaginations take the lead and capture wind energy technology in a dramatic and innovative new ways. The six winners will be chosen by an expert jury and announced on Global Wind Day, 15 June. The overall winner will receive a €1,000 Amazon voucher and the runners-up are in line for one of five €250 vouchers. Furthermore, the Swedish company Wind in Mind, which designs and produces beautiful and useful products made from sailcloth, will offer each winner wash bags and a matching purse.

All the winning pictures will be displayed outdoors in the EU area of Brussels from 15-29 June in cooperation with ENEL Green Power. The overall winning photo will also become part of an online professional photography collection,, and will be published in renewable energy newspaper ‘Recharge’ and in the September issue of wind energy magazine Wind Directions.

The jurors are likely to have a difficult job agreeing on their favourite photos as the quality of the pictures submitted has been overwhelming.

Global Wind Day is coordinated by EWEA and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), along with almost 50 partners. On and around 15 June, hundreds of wind energy-related events and activities are being organised around the world: why not check out what’s happening near you? Find more information on wind energy and Global Wind Day events on

Elke Zander,