This year the theme of the photo competition is “WindVision” and aims to draw the attention to the power wind energy as a key player to alleviate many social, economic and environmental challenges
Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that takes place annually on June 15. It is a great day for discovering wind energy, its power and also the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and boost jobs and growth. In addition, this well-known event is a good chance to discover the work that has already begun by pioneers around the world.
Global Wind Day, organised by WindEurope and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), also gives members of the public the chance to participate in the wind energy success story via the annual photo competition. As part of the Global Wind Day activities, the photo competition offers major cash prizes to participants. The three categories are: Local impact, Boosting economies and Visionary Wind. The first prize winner from each category will receive €1,000.
The theme of the competition this year is “WindVision”, and aims to draw the attention of the public and policymakers to the power wind energy holds to alleviate some social, economic and environmental challenges. “Wind power generates lots of clean energy, but it also generates some amazing images,” has said Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of GWEC.
In addition, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson has explained that “the Global Wind Day photo competition is a great initiative to highlight how wind energy is providing people with a cleaner future, today.”
WindEurope actively promotes wind power in Europe and worldwide. They have over 450 members, active in over 50 countries. In addition to leading wind turbine manufacturers, their membership encompasses component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, developers, contractors, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies, and consultants.
GWEC is a member-based organisation that represents the entire wind energy sector. The members of GWEC represent over 1.500 companies, organisations and institutions in more than 80 countries, including manufacturers, developers, component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, electricity providers, finance, insurance companies and law firms.