The old adage, ‘a picture tells a thousand words’ very much rings true when illustrating how the planet and our climate is changing.
Dramatic shots have told the stories of melting glaciers, receding ice shelves, floods, and other natural disasters. They all provide evidence that climate change is very real and happening right now, and work to evoke people’s perception on climate change and what they want to do about it.
Every single person is a consumer of energy in one form or another. People are increasingly thinking more deeply about where the power for their homes, businesses, vehicles, and public transport comes from.
Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group wants to showcase the progress being made to move to cleaner energy sources. Hoping to inspire and trigger debate on how energy use and consumption will change going forward, we have launched a new creative photography competition to shine a spotlight on the energy transition in Scotland, in the run up to pivotal climate talks.
In partnership with headline sponsor, the Falck Renewables, Orsted and BlueFloat Energy consortium which is taking part in the latest ScotWind leasing round, ‘The Art of Renewable Energy’ competition invites submissions from budding photographers that reflect the changing energy mix and environmental challenges that are impacting the planet and communities, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow in November.
The ‘Art of Renewable Energy’ competition entries can be in the form of landscapes, people, portraits, or conceptual abstract representations. Categories include:
· Landscape – a view to inspire
· Portrait – people making a difference
· Under 16s – young people’s award
· Action – energy in motion
· Wildlife/nature – impacts on fauna or flora
· Innovation – new technology or a new way of looking at the world
Our panel of expert judges will select 13 winning entries to be made into a sustainably printed 2022 AREG calendar, distributed to a wide network of stakeholders in Scotland. Cash rewards of £75 will be awarded to selected entries, with a top prize of £250 for the chosen front cover image.
Winners will be announced by Friday 22nd October, and their entries displayed at a virtual digital exhibition held during COP26 alongside contributions from AREG’s members showcasing latest developments in renewable energy.
For those wishing to enter the competition, a maximum of two images per entrant can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with full details on our website. The deadline for submissions is noon on Monday 11th October.