We are seeking creative photography submissions that reflect the changing energy mix and environmental challenges that are impacting on our planet and communities.
COP26 will take place in Glasgow this year, where world leaders will meet to tackle climate change issues. Renewable Energy forms one of the key goals of COP26 – ‘securing global net zero by mid-century and keeping 1.5 degrees within reach by encouraging investment in renewables.’
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. We want to showcase the progress being made to move to cleaner energy sources, and trigger debate on how energy use and consumption will change going forward.
Concern about climate change is growing, but at the same time, so is the demand for energy. What can we expect over the next 20 years as part of this transition from traditional oil and gas to offshore wind, hydrogen, solar, wave, tidal and new technologies?
Images can be landscapes, people, or conceptual abstract representations.
- 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
Cash rewards of £75 will be awarded to 12 selected entries with a top prize of £250 for the front cover image. Winners will also have their work displayed at an exhibition (further details to be confirmed) and the 2022 calendar will be sustainably printed and distributed to a wide network of stakeholders in Scotland.
- Maximum of 2 images per submission
- Images should be no larger than 3mb in file size. (Original high-resolution file to be retained by photographer and available to be provided if submission is successful so that print quality can be achieved if required.)
- Images to be supplied in landscape format – 300 dpi – minimum size 270 mm x 160 mm.
- J-pegs to be renamed to entrant’s name and image number for example joannesmithimage1.jpg
- Name, age, address, contact phone number and a short caption (no more than 200 words) on what influenced the image to be included in the email.
- Competition is open to people living in Scotland
- Entries to be emailed to email@example.com
- Copyright will be retained by the photographer, but entry confirms permission for AREG to use the images as part of its calendar and in future marketing.
• Entries to be submitted by noon on Monday 11th October.
• Judging panel including AREG board members and professional associates to review with winners announced by Friday 22nd October.
• Calendar launched during COP26 – October 31st to 12th November, with virtual exhibition (prize giving promotions and photography around this time to be agreed)
The Judging Panel:
- Jean Morrison, chair of AREG
- David Rodger, CEO of AREG
- Gayle Grant, director of BIG Partnership
- Commercial photographer Derek Ironside, director of Newsline Media
- Dr Fiona McIntyre, Founder and Managing Director of Greyhope Bay
- Sponsor representatives from headline sponsor, Falck Renewables, Orsted and BlueFloat Energy consortium
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