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We are seeking creative photography submissions that reflect the changing energy mix and environmental challenges that are impacting on our planet and communities.

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.

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


Cash rewards of £50 will be awarded to 12 selected entries with a top prize of £200 for the front cover image. Winners will have their work displayed at an exhibition (further details to be confirmed). The 2023 calendar will be sustainably printed and distributed to a wide network of stakeholders in Scotland.

Technical Specification

  • 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 (e.g. 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 info@aberdeenrenewables.com
  • Copyright in any photograph submitted will be retained by the entrant but by entering the competition, the entrant: –
    • warrants to AREG that he/she is the sole owner of the copyright and all, if any, other intellectual property rights in such photograph, and that its entry into this competition will not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any person; and
    • grants in favour of AREG a non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable and perpetual licence to reproduce and use such photograph in its 2023 calendar, on its website and in its marketing and promotional material, and to grant sublicences to members of AREG to reproduce and use such photograph on their websites and marketing and promotional material.


• Entries to be submitted by noon on Monday, 19th September.
• Judging panel including AREG board members and professional associates to review with winners notified by Friday 23rd September.
• Calendar launched by 15th November 2022 with exhibition and prize giving to be advised.

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
  • Sponsor representative from headline sponsor, Stromar
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