Power of Wind Contest

Sunday, June 15th, 2014


To celebrate Global Wind Day, the international annual day for discovering the power of wind, and the growing contribution of wind energy in Canada, CanWEA has launched the third annual Power of Wind Contest.

This year, students entering or in post-secondary education are invited to submit a multimedia or written entry capturing why you think wind energy is important to Canada’s energy future.

Accepted formats include a 300 word blog; an audio or video link or file, up to 1 minute long; or a visual representation of the concept you’d like to portray.

Use your imagination and get creative!


The contest will run from June 15, 2014 (Global Wind Day) to September 15, 2014. The winner will be announced in Montreal at CanWEA’s Annual Awards Banquet on October 29, 2014.


The winning categories for the Power of Wind Contest will be:

  • Best English language blog: $1,000 bursary prize
  • Best French language blog: $1,000 bursary prize
  • Best multimedia entry: $1,000 bursary prize
  • Most creative submission: $1,000 bursary prize

One entry per person

Please email your file or link to info@friendsofwind.ca by no later than September 15, 2014. Please note files over 8MB will need to be submitted via an online link.

For more information on the contest and to view the terms and conditions, please visit: www.friendsofwind.ca

The contest is open until September 15, 2014. Entries will be accepted as of June 15. This contest is open to participants from Canada. There is no entry fee, and each participant can submit only one entry to this contest. CanWEA employees and CanWEA member organizations are not eligible to take part in the contest, nor are their relatives or members of their families. CanWEA also reserves the right to use any blog submissions on its website or for any other marketing materials. The decision of the judges is final. Only the winners will be contacted after submissions have been reviewed.

To be eligible for the bursary, all applicants must (and will be required to provide proof of):

  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • For graduating high school or CEGEP students, proof of enrolment at a recognized Canadian publicly funded post-secondary school for the Fall 2014 academic term.

For full-time university or college students, proof of enrolment at a recognized publicly funded Canadian post-secondary school for the 2013/2014 and Fall 2014 academic terms.

By submitting your Entry you acknowledge that you give us permission to use your Entry and any information that you have provided to us for marketing the Power of Wind Contest and generating publicity. This includes, but is not limited to, using your image, name, blog, video, visual and information about your Entry.