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Celebrating American Energy Independence and Innovation

The Department of Energy Photo Contest will officially launch January 2018! Each quarter a new photo will be picked to display in the reception area on the 7th floor. Photos submitted should highlight the Department’s efforts to advance America’s energy independence and innovation, or show how ENERGY is found in daily life.

Who: YOU… The contest is open to amateur and/or professional photographers. The only requirement is participants must be DOE employees and/or DOE contract employees.

Theme: Energy, or anything energy related. Consider work space, projects or just day to day activity.

Prize: The winning photo will be enlarged and displayed in the Secretary’s reception area. All entries will be included in a gallery on the DOE website.

How to Enter: Please email submissions to

When: Deadlines will be March 15, June 15, and September 15.

Disclaimer and Copyright License

Thank you for participating in the Department of Energy Photo Contest Celebrating American Energy Independence and Innovation!  Please note that by submitting your photo, you are granting the Department of Energy (DOE) and persons acting on its behalf permission to use, edit, publish, display, and prepare derivative works of your photo for DOE purposes in any medium, specifically including on DOE websites, enlargements for display in DOE facilities, , in reports, posters, and in any promotional notices.  If there are minors (under 18 years of age) or any other individuals in the photo, by making the submission you warrant that you have obtained permission for such individuals’ image and likeness to be used by DOE as described above; if you are in the photo, you grant permission for your image and likeness to be used by DOE as described above. 

You also represent that to the best of your knowledge that the photo is original to you such that you own all intellectual property rights in the photo, the photo does not infringe upon any copyright, proprietary right, or any other right whatsoever of any party, and that you have made no agreements inconsistent with this permission to DOE.  You further represent that to the best of your knowledge your photo contains no matter that is scandalous, obscene, libelous, or otherwise contrary to law.

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