2025 calendar photography competition to showcase renewable energy through a new lens

A previous AREG calendar image by Euan Fraser

ABERDEEN Renewable Energy Group (AREG) is inviting budding amateur photographers to show what ‘Renewable Energy Around the Clock’ means to them for its 2025 calendar photography competition.

The theme of this year’s competition was designed to demonstrate how different renewable energy sources contribute to meeting energy demands 24/7.

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Submissions can include images that highlight the diverse mix of renewable energy that will be needed to decarbonise our energy system by 2050. This includes wind, wave, tidal, hydrogen, solar panels, heat pumps, electric vehicles, or anything else the photographer chooses. Entries can also showcase how renewable energy technology is integrated within the Scottish landscape and local communities, including homes, public buildings, and open spaces.

The top 13 images will be included in AREG’s 2025 photo calendar.

In addition to having their photographs included in the calendar, each winner will receive £75 and have their images displayed at Aberdeen Science Centre.

The competition is open to amateur photographers of all ages and AREG hopes that it will attract a wide range of entries from across the community, including from primary and secondary school pupils.

The competition closes on Monday, 19 September 2024 and a panel of judges will select the 13 winning images.

AREG chair, Jean Morrison MBE, said: “AREG’s calendar photography competition, which is now in its fourth year, is a fantastic platform to celebrate the diverse sights of renewable energy that can be seen across Scotland. This year we are encouraging photographers to consider how the varied mix of renewable energy sources available to us contribute to meeting our demand for power around the clock. 

“The integration of renewable energy, in all its guises, into our everyday lives is an essential step in the energy transition, and we are looking for photographs that capture this integration in a creative way.

“Details of the competition have been shared with schools, colleges, and universities across the region and we hope teachers see this as a good opportunity to enhance the climate change education they already provide and to encourage families to get out and explore their local area.”

For more information visit the AREG website and send your submissions to [email protected].

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