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Make a Splash Photo Contest

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office is searching for the BEST photos of water power in the United States* with the Make a Splash Photo Contest.

In addition to the prizes described below, including a $2,000 cash prize, winning entries will be featured on the Water Power Technologies Office website, exhibited at DOE headquarters, and displayed in other Office material.

*All photos must be taken within the United States or U.S. Territories or be of U.S. technology in foreign water.

SUBMITTING PHOTOS
Submit photos and find a full set of rules and instructions for submittal on the Make a Splash Photo Contest website (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5400).

Contact Water.Photos@nrel.gov with questions.

Winners of the Make a Splash Photo Contest can win up to $2,000 for photos in seven categories:

1. Overall Hydropower – grand prize
Hydropower, including multiuse dams and reservoirs.

2. Overall Marine Energy – grand prize
Marine energy technologies, such as measurement buoys, wave energy converters, and ocean thermal energy converters.

3. Recreational Hydropower
The recreational use of hydropower, including swimming, boating, fishing, camping, skiing, and hiking—just some of the recreational activities that take place year-round and across the country at sites developed and supported by the hydropower industry.

4. Community/Local Hydropower
Small-scale, low-head hydropower that provides local or community power.

5. STEM/Educational Opportunities of Water Power
Youth and students of all ages interacting with and learning about water power technologies.

6. Jobs/Economic Development of Water Power
Professionals employed by the water power sectors, including maintenance and operations.

7. Research and Development of New Water Power Technologies
Researchers working to advance water power technologies, whether in a lab setting or in the field.

All submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. MDT on July 16, 2018.

JUDGING AND WINNER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges selected by DOE. We look forward to seeing your photos!

Water you waiting for? Submit today!

Fees:

Free

Prizes:

Winners of the Make a Splash Photo Contest can win up to $2,000 for photos in seven categories:

1. Overall Hydropower – grand prize
Hydropower, including multiuse dams and reservoirs.

2. Overall Marine Energy – grand prize
Marine energy technologies, such as measurement buoys, wave energy converters, and ocean thermal energy converters.

3. Recreational Hydropower
The recreational use of hydropower, including swimming, boating, fishing, camping, skiing, and hiking—just some of the recreational activities that take place year-round and across the country at sites developed and supported by the hydropower industry.

4. Community/Local Hydropower
Small-scale, low-head hydropower that provides local or community power.

5. STEM/Educational Opportunities of Water Power
Youth and students of all ages interacting with and learning about water power technologies.

6. Jobs/Economic Development of Water Power
Professionals employed by the water power sectors, including maintenance and operations.

7. Research and Development of New Water Power Technologies
Researchers working to advance water power technologies, whether in a lab setting or in the field.

Eligibility:

All professional and amateur photographers are encouraged to submit their photos. If the photographer is under 18, a parent or legal guardian must be present to accept the online terms and conditions. Artists can submit as many photos as they like. Current Federal employees and support service contractors working on a Federal site may submit photos but may not receive cash prizes (winning photos from such personnel will still be acknowledged through the contest selection announcements and through other means). *All photos must be taken within the United States or U.S. Territories or be of U.S. technology in foreign water.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

All photos must be submitted under the Creative Commons – Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) that allows others, including the Government and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the right to use, publish, copy, distribute and modify the photos provided proper attribution is provided.

All photos that meet the selection standards will be posted on DOE’s Flickr page under the under the Creative Commons – Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) and the photographer’s name. The photos may also be used in other electronic and print materials.

In the event that ownership of any photograph submitted to this photography contest is contested in any matter, the competition reserves the right to discontinue use of said photograph and disqualify the photograph from the contest.

Theme:

Multi-categories