Power of Wind Contest 2017 (“Contest”)

Official Contest Rules and Regulations

No purchase necessary. This Contest is intended for viewing and participation in all Canadian provinces and territories with the exception of Québec. Do not proceed if you are not a legal resident of Canada or if you are a resident of the province of Québec at time of participation. Entry in this Contest constitutes acceptance of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations (“Rules”). The Rules are a contract, so read them carefully before entering. Without limitation, this contract includes indemnities and releases from you and a limitation of your rights and remedies.

 

 

To celebrate Global Wind Day, the international annual day for discovering the power of wind, and the growing contribution of wind energy in Canada, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (“CanWEA”) is launching its Power of Wind Contest 2017.

The Contest will showcase how Canadians see the potential of renewable energy. Students who are entering, or are currently pursing, post-secondary education and members of the general public are invited to share their vision of how wind energy can contribute to Canada’s future by submitting a photo or visual image that illustrates, expresses, or generally conveys this vision.

A visual image can be an original photograph, a digital creation or a digital representation of personal artwork. All submissions must be original works by the individual entering the Contest. Winning submissions will be featured in CanWEA’s 2018 Friends of Wind calendar and will be announced in the 2017 fall issue of WindSight Magazine.

Use your imagination and get creative!


Things to Remember

The Friends of Wind calendar is a product of CanWEA’s Friends of Wind program which provides avenues for interested individuals and organizations to “join the conversation” about Canada’s energy future in meaningful and impactful ways.

The calendar is supported by wind energy industry leaders and will be seen by and distributed to a broad audience, including industry members, communities, schools, and members of the general public. The calendar will be printed in both official languages. It will be printed in full color with pages roughly standard letter-sized and designed to hang on a wall.

We encourage all entrants into the Contest to focus on how Canada can build on the positive progress that has helped Canada take its strong position as a global wind energy leader.

Submissions will be evaluated by CanWEA for effective use of positive messaging, vibrant or unique use of colour, and optimistic forward-looking imagery. Ideally, winning submissions will provide a sense of motivation and hope for a clean energy future in Canada.


Timing

The Contest will run from June 15, 2017 (Global Wind Day) through August 1, 2017. The winners will be announced in the 2017 fall issue of WindSight Magazine.


Prizes

The winning categories for the Contest will be:

General public: 

  • One prize of $1,000 and placement in the 2018 Friends of Wind Calendar

Student bursary:

  • Two prizes of a $1,000 bursary and placement in the 2018 Friends of Wind Calendar

Honourable mentions: There is room for up to ten additional Contest entries to be featured in the 2018 Friends of Wind calendar!


How to Enter

One (1) entry per person.

Please email your file or link to info@friendsofwind.ca by 11:59 p.m. (EST) August 1, 2017. Late entries will not be considered. Similarly, only entries that fully meet the Contest requirements will be considered.

The submission email must include your name, school and program (if applicable), a picture of yourself (for use in the announcement of winners and calendar) and a maximum 50-word biography (also for use in communications about winning entries and the calendar). Clearly indicate which of the categories you are applying to – general public or student bursary.

Please note, files over 8MB will need to be submitted via a web transfer to info@friendsofwind.ca.


Submission Specifications

For full page images:

3375 pixels x 2635 pixels

(11 inches (28 centimetres) x 8.5 inches (21.5 centimetres), 300dpi)

For smaller images:

1200 pixels x 900 pixels

(4 inches (10 centimetres) x 3 inches (7.5 centimetres), 300dpi)

 

Terms and Conditions

Eligibility

The Contest is open to participants from Canada. Quebec residents are not eligible to take part in the Contest. There is no entry fee. Each participant can submit only one (1) entry to this Contest. CanWEA employees and employees of CanWEA member organizations are not eligible to take part in the Contest, nor are their relatives or members of their families.

CanWEA reserves the right to use any submission provided as part of an entry on its website or for other marketing materials.


To be eligible for the general public prize, the winning applicants must have (and by entering the Contest all applicants attest to having):

  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Proof of residency in a Canadian province


To be eligible for the student bursary, the winning student applicants must have (and by entering the Contest all student applicants attests to having):

  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Proof of residency in a Canadian province
  • For graduating high school or CEGEP students, proof of enrolment at a recognized Canadian publicly funded post-secondary school for the fall 2017 academic term
  • For full-time university or college students, proof of enrolment at a recognized publicly funded Canadian post-secondary school for the 2017/2018 and/or fall 2017 academic terms


Selection process

The Contest opens on June 15, 2017 and entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. (EST) August 1, 2017. Odds of winning vary depending on the total number of entries that are received. The decision of the judges is final. Only winners will be contacted after submissions have been reviewed. Winners will be announced in the 2017 fall issue of WindSight Magazine.

Winners will be contacted by CanWEA following the release of the 2017 fall issue of WindSight Magazine to inform them that their submission was selected and to obtain the necessary banking information (if applicable) to transfer the bursary/prize funds.

General

By entering the Contest, you give CanWEA permission to use your entry and any information that you have provided for marketing the Contest and generating publicity. This includes, but is not limited to, using your name, municipality, image, visual submission and information about your entry in news releases, blogs, website content and the Friends of Wind calendar.

In the event that the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason whatsoever beyond the reasonable control of CanWEA, which affect the administration, security, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, CanWEA reserves the right to terminate or suspend the Contest, in whole or in part, or modify it in any way, at its sole discretion, without advance notice.

CanWEA reserves the right to disqualify any individual who it finds to be in violation of Rules or tampers with the Contest process. CanWEA also reserves the right to refuse an entry from a person whose eligibility is in question or who has been disqualified or is otherwise ineligible to participate.

By entering the Contest you consent to the receipt of commercial electronic messages from CanWEA relating to the Contest.

Limitations of liability and Indemnifications

By submitting an entry you agree to release CanWEA, its directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns from any and all claims and liability arising out of or in any way connected with the operation of the Contest and acceptance, redemption and use of a prize.

By entering in the Contest, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless CanWEA, its directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns from any and all claims and liability arising out of or in any way connected with the operation of this Contest, including claims of copyright infringement relating to submissions, as well as acceptance, redemption and use of a prize. The prize winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or acceptance, redemption and use of a prize.

No responsibility or liability is assumed by CanWEA, its directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns, for failure of any entry to be received because of technical problems or lost, misdirected, illegible or late entries which, for any reason, are not received.

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Phone: 613-234-8716 or 1-800-922-6932
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Any additional questions should be directed to: info@friendsofwind.ca

 

 


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The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) will be launching its annual Power of Wind contest on Global Wind day, June 15, 2017. Global Wind Day is the international annual day for discovering the power of wind, and the growing contribution of wind energy in Canada.

The contest, which runs from June to August, includes multiple awards valued at up to $1,000. Winning submissions will be featured in CanWEA’s 2018 Friends of Wind calendar and will be announced in CanWEA’s Windsight Magazine, the December edition.

Stay tuned for contest details to be released on Global Wind Day.

 

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Today, I have the pleasure of unveiling the winners of the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) 2016 Power of Wind bursary contest!

Just a little over a year ago, I wrote a similar blog announcing the winners of last year’s bursary contest and talked about how inspiring it was to see the creative ways young people find to share their vision of a cleaner energy future for Canada.

This year, I’m especially excited because I think we’ve found a way to spread that inspiration further and wider than we ever have before.

In the past CanWEA has invited post-secondary students from across Canada to submit blogs, poetry, songs, artwork, videos – really any medium they chose – to show us why they think harnessing wind energy and promoting its continued growth is important.

This year we added a twist.

We asked for a photo or visual image that could be used in CanWEA’s annual Friends of Wind calendar, another favourite project of ours. And Canada’s youth delivered!

We made the change for a couple of reasons. First, showcasing the submissions in the calendar provides a larger platform for these students to share their opinions on an issue critical to Canada’s energy and environmental future. It won’t be just people visiting CanWEA’s website or attending its annual conference that will hear about the contest winners and see their work. The calendar will hang in homes and offices all year long, reminding us every time we glance its way or turn its pages that this generation of Canadians has a voice that deserves to be heard.

The second reason is that it gives us a chance to highlight more students and their extraordinary creativity. Every year it’s next to impossible to single out three winners, each of whom will receive a $1,000 bursary from CanWEA. We still had to pick three winners this year, and it was just as hard as it has always been, but we also chose 10 more entries to feature in the calendar. Every month tells a story of the student, who they are, and how sustainable practices and renewable energy fit into their world.

What’s interesting is that just as post-secondary students are affirming their support for wind energy through the Power of Wind contest, a new poll for Clean Energy Canada shows their views are shared by a majority of Canadians. It found three-quarters of Canadians believe investing in clean energy and technology should be a top priority. We are all moving together toward a renewable energy future, and finding ways to be more conscious about where our electricity comes from, how we use it, and what effect we have on the planet and ourselves.

That’s why it’s so encouraging that this year’s contest attracted about 100 entries, including photographs, sketches, paintings, photoshopped montages and digital creations. This morning, during today’s opening plenary session at CanWEA’s annual conference in Calgary, we took a few minutes to celebrate our 2016 winners. They are:

Diana Lawryshyn, who is entering the Arts and Science Concurrent Education program at Queen’s University. Her entry paints a picture of clean, green and healthy environment using a wind turbine as brush.

diana-headshot  diana-artwork

Renee Stokowski, a second-year science student at the University of Manitoba. Her sketch invites us to choose what kind of world we want to live in. On the one hand, a bright and renewable future. On the other, a darker reliance on emitting technologies of the past.

renee-headshot  renee-artwork

Taylor Morrison, a fourth-year engineering student at the University of Toronto. Her painting reminds us we have only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what’s possible with wind energy.

taylor-headshot  taylor-artwork

I encourage you to visit windcalendar.ca to purchase the 2017 calendar. You’ll be supporting CanWEA’s Friends of Wind program, allowing us to continue to run the Power of Wind Contest and share important messages about Canada’s energy future. And just as importantly, you’ll be supporting a group of young people who have put their time and talents into letting us know what they think.

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