Photo competition

Global Wind Day 2019 Photo Competition: “Future Wind”

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About the competition

We need to act now to stop climate change!

We need to protect the environment and save the planet for future generations. Wind energy can help!

So how can we achieve this brighter future together?

We can do this by changing our electricity and fuel supplies from toxic fossil fuels to clean and renewable sources like wind energy. Wind energy is the cleanest and cheapest source of electricity generation. Higher shares of wind energy in our energy mix means lower CO2 emissions.

More and more people are taking action. So what can you do today?

One positive step you can take is to support more clean wind energy. This Global Wind Day we want to tell the world that wind energy can slash emissions, improve air quality and create thousands of jobs. That wind energy is the energy for now and the future.

As part of the Global Wind Day activities, WindEurope and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have launched a global photo competition: “Future Wind.”

Creativity, content, composition and technique as well as a compelling story behind your photograph are the key criteria for the judges.

The four categories were:

Local Impact

People and Wind

Wind energy boosts local economies and provides jobs, as well as improving infrastructure and supporting local communities.

In this category, your photos should either show how your community is involved with wind energy or share photos from your wind farm visits.

Local Impact

Working in Wind

The wind energy industry is growing rapidly, employing over a million people across the globe.

In this category, your photos should represent people working in the industry, factories or in wind installation.

Local Impact

Beautiful Wind

Wind farms signify real progress towards a sustainable energy system. Not only that, together with the natural environment they can generate stunning images.

In this category, your photos should show wind energy working in harmony with nature.

Local Impact

Beyond Wind

This category is a little different -here your photos can show something other than wind turbines.

Perhaps your community has benefited from funds raised by a local wind farm, such as financial assistance to a community group, the restoration of a local park or educating children on renewable energy. In this category your photos should show a moment or tell a story behind the wind farm.

Win €1,000 in cash!

The first prize winner from each category will receive €1,000. In addition, the winning photographs will be displayed across both WindEurope and GWEC’s channels.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 5 June 2019 (23:55 CEST).

Please make sure you have read the terms and conditions before submitting any photos.

Need inspiration?
Check out our winners and top picks from 2018.