Today, the SunShot Initiative kicked off its “Hit Me with Your SunShot” photo contest that will award prizes up to $2,500 to those who submit the best photos that contain solar energy technologies. Winning entries will be featured on SunShot’s webpage and in other collateral from the office. All submissions are due on August 17, 2017.
In addition to the $500 grand prize for the best overall photo, $250 prizes will be awarded to the best photos in the following categories:
- Solar Installers and Installation
- Utility-Scale Projects
- Solar + Storage
- Solar Hardware and Power Electronics
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Community Solar
- University Research
- Solar and Weather
Submissions will be judged by Simon Edelman, Chief Creative Officer for the Department of Energy, and Dennis Schroeder, a photographer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado who frequently photographs solar arrays. All professional and amateur photographers are encouraged to submit their photos.
The full set of rules can be found on the photo submission webpage, as well as instructions on how to submit. Winners will be announced by August 31.