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NewsEnvironmentGreen company launches photography contest to put Scotland's sustainability in the frame

Green company launches photography contest to put Scotland’s sustainability in the frame

AMATEUR photographers are being invited to help showcase Scotland’s diverse contribution to the energy transition with a photography competition.

Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group’s (AREG) annual calendar competition is looking for pictures that capture renewable energy in action – with the top 13 entries set to be published in AREG’s 2024 photo calendar.

The competition is sponsored by the Broadshore and Bellrock floating offshore wind projects, and is open to people of all ages.

A man walking into the sea with an offshore wind farm in the background.
The 2023 AREG calendar competition winner taken by Tom Forbes.

The theme of the competition is the Art of Renewable Energy, such as on and offshore wind, wave, hydrogen, solar power, electric vehicles and bikes or anything else the photographers choose.

Photos might show people going about their daily lives as we transition to lower carbon energy or interacting with renewable sources of power as they work and play.

All 13 winners will receive £75, and their photographs will be included in the calendar as well as being displayed at Aberdeen Science Centre for the year.

This is the third year that the competition has run, and AREG hopes it will once again attract a wide selection of entries from across the community, including from primary and secondary school pupils.

AREG Chair Jean Morrison said: “Renewable energy in its various forms is essential as we move through the energy transition towards a net zero future.

“With so many sources to choose from, it’s always intriguing to see how photographers choose to reflect different aspects of the energy mix, how it’s used and how it can help address climate change.”

Project director David Morrison said: “Winners from previous years have produced stunning images which really captured the essence of renewable energy in action and set a very high standard, so we are looking forward to seeing this year’s entries.

“The energy transition is a tremendous opportunity for Scotland and it’s great to have it documented through the fantastic entries to the competition.”

AREG is an energy transition organisation working to make the north-east of Scotland a world-leading centre for the production and use of renewable energy.

The competition closes on Friday, September 15, 2023.

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