AREG NEWS: AREG launches 2023 photography competition to capture energy in action

June 20, 2022
AREG NEWS: AREG launches 2023 photography competition to capture energy in action

AREG has launched its 2023 calendar photography competition to celebrate Scotland’s contribution to the energy transition.

After a successful competition last year, budding amateur photographers of all ages are invited to submit photographs that capture energy in action.

Images can show wind turbines, hydrogen, electric vehicles and bikes, solar PV, and how renewable energy is being integrated into communities, households, and public buildings. Entries can also demonstrate how climate change is impacting on the Scottish landscape and wildlife. The winning entry will feature on the calendar cover and will receive £200 with 12 runners-up receiving £50 each and their photograph featured in the calendar.

AREG Chair, Jean Morrison, said: “We hope to get a broad selection of entries from across the community including under 16s. Competition details will be circulated to schools to encourage pupils to enter. Renewable energy solutions such as wind, solar and hydrogen are essential to reach a net zero future. The AREG calendar will reflect the changing energy mix in Scotland and environmental challenges and solutions that impact the planet.”

The competition is sponsored for the second year by the ScotWind offshore wind consortium Falck Renewables, BlueFloat Energy and Ørsted.

Richard Dibley from consortium partner Falck Renewables, said: “Last year’s competition inspired some stunning entries which perfectly captured what the energy transition looks like in the real world. We are delighted to be sponsoring the calendar again and look forward to seeing this year’s entrants rise to the challenge.”

The chosen photographs will be showcased at AREG Energy Futures Conference and Exhibition at P&J Live on the 15th of November 2022 where the winner will be presented with their prize.

Find out more here.

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AREG is the original energy transition organisation, working on behalf of members to empower the energy supply chain and champion its expertise. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to find out more about membership.

AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

Scottish Enterprise