Ottawa, Ontario, June 15, 2017 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is launching its seventh annual Power of Wind contest* to celebrate Global Wind Day, held every year on June 15 to give people in Canada and around the world an opportunity to explore wind energy and how it works.
Contestants are invited to submit a photo or visual image that conveys their vision of how wind energy can contribute to Canada’s future. This year’s Power of Wind contest is open to post-secondary students and members of the general public. The top two student entries will each receive a $1,000 bursary, with a third $1,000 prize awarded to the best submission from a non-student.
Winning entries will be announced in the fall issue of CanWEA’s WindSight magazine and, along with up to 10 honourable mentions, will be featured in the 2018 Friends of Wind calendar.
The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2017.
“The world is in the midst of a transition to a low-carbon future, and this ninth anniversary of Global Wind Day is a good time to reflect on the important role wind energy will play in this shift. That’s what the Power of Wind contest is all about, and we’re looking forward to seeing the creative ways Canadians find to present their views on an issue that is so important to our economic growth and environmental sustainability.”
– Robert Hornung, President, CanWEA
“Past Power of Wind contests have been focussed on post-secondary students, but with more and more Canadians experiencing the clean air and local economic benefits of wind power, we wanted to offer an opportunity for everyone to share their vision for a renewable energy future and the possibilities it holds.”
– Lejla Latifovic, Senior Communications Advisor, CanWEA
*Note: This Contest is intended for viewing and participation in all Canadian provinces and territories with the exception of Québec.
About the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA):
CanWEA is the voice of Canada’s wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy. A national non-profit association, CanWEA serves as Canada’s leading source of credible information about wind energy and its social, economic and environmental benefits. Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Learn more at www.canwea.ca.
For more information or for interview opportunities, please contact:
Lejla Latifovic, Senior Communications Advisor
Canadian Wind Energy Association
613-234-8716 x 241 or 1-800-922-6932 x 241