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Photography competition: Greek entry wins
A Greek photographer won first prize in the European wind energy photography competition. The photograph (featured in the box below) was taken by Mihalis Konstandinidis, at Sidirokastro wind park near the town of Serres. When asked why he chose to enter the competition, he replied: “I like the way that wind turbines appear as large nearby features in the human landscape.”
More than 2,500 entries were received for this European competition, which was organised by EWEA, in collaboration with Photo, a French photography magazine, as part of the European Wind Day campaign. Applicants were asked to send a photograph of wind turbines located anywhere in Europe.
A team of judges from Photo selected 40 of the best photographs, from which EWEA CEO Christian Kjaer and President Arthouros Zervos chose the final 12, including the winner. Commenting on the winning entry, Kjaer said: “I liked the particular perspective this photograph offered - a different way to enjoy a beautiful landscape.” Zervos agreed, adding: “I have seen many pictures of wind turbines in my career; choosing the best 12 photographs has been difficult, given the high quality of the entries.”
EWEA is preparing poster size versions of the 12 winning entries, which will be made available for exhibition across Europe.
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