Shutterbugs encouraged to capture ‘renewable energy around the clock’ this summer

One of last year’s winning images - photo by Euan Fraser

BUDDING amateur photographers are being encouraged to showcase the best sights of Scotland’s diverse contribution to the energy transition during the summer holidays as part of  Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group’s (AREG) calendar photography competition.  

The annual competition, which is open to people of all ages, seeks entries that capture this year’s chosen theme, ‘Renewable Energy Around the Clock’, aiming to demonstrate how a wide variety of renewable energy sources contribute to meeting energy demands 24/7. 

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The top 13 images will appear in AREG’s 2025 calendar and will be displayed at Aberdeen Science Centre. In addition to this, each of the competition winners will receive a £75 prize. 

Competition entries can include any renewable energy sources or technologies that are helping to decarbonise the UK’s energy system. This can be wind, wave, tidal, hydrogen, solar panels, heat pumps, electric vehicles, or any other relevant technology. Entries can also demonstrate how renewable energy technology is integrated within the Scottish landscape and local communities, including homes, public buildings, or open spaces. 

The competition is open to amateur photographers of all ages and abilities, and it is hoped that families can make the best of the warmer weather and brighter days to support primary and secondary school aged children in submitting their own entries.  

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

Jean Morrison MBE, AREG chairperson, said: “The summer holidays are the perfect time for amateur photographers to truly show their skills as we look to celebrate the varied sights of Scotland’s contributions to the energy transition.  

“This year’s calendar photography competition is a fantastic platform to showcase how renewable energy technologies have become increasingly integrated into our everyday lives, powering our homes, buildings and vehicles 24/7. We are now asking the people of the North-east of Scotland to capture this integration in a creative way.  

“We are also encouraging schools to support pupils of all ages in submitting images, as we hope that this competition will inspire children and teachers to discuss the energy transition and the diverse science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) career options available in the renewables sector.” 

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

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