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Photography competition: Greek entry wins

22.10.2007

A Greek photographer won first prize in the European wind energy photography competition. The photograph (featured in the box) 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. The judging criteria considered both the creativity and the quality of the photos in equal measures.

A team of judges from Photo selected 100 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 very difficult, given the high quality of the entries.”

The 12 photos were printed in a 70x100 cm format so that they could be put on display. The first exhibition took place at EWEA's 25th Anniversary party, held in Brussels on 26th of September.

If you want to organise an exhibition with these photos, please contact EWEA's Communication Department: [email protected] +32 2 400 10 55

Click here to see all the winning pictures.

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