Announcing the Winners of the Make a Splash Photo Contest

April 18, 2019

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office is pleased to announce the winners of the Make a Splash Photo Contest.

Winners were announced and displayed at Waterpower Week, which was held in Washington, D.C., April 1–3, 2019. Contest winners were selected for photos depicting water power in the United States in the following categories:

  1. Overall Hydropower
  2. Overall Marine Energy
  3. Recreational Hydropower
  4. Community/Local Hydropower
  5. Jobs/Economic Development of Water Power
  6. Research and Development of New Water Power Technologies

Nineteen winning photographs were selected from 12 photographers. Six first place winners were chosen in the above categories, as well as four second place winners, five third place winners, and four judge’s choice winners.

First place winners in the Overall Hydropower and Overall Marine Energy categories will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize. First place winners in the remaining categories will be awarded $1,000. Second place winners in all categories will receive $750, and third place will receive $500. Judge’s choice winners are recognized, but will not receive cash prizes. Winners who are current federal employees or contractors working on a federal site are ineligible to receive cash prizes.

Winning entries and other photographs entered in the contest will be featured on the Water Power Technologies Office website, exhibited at DOE headquarters, and displayed in other Office material.

The following are the winning photos and photographers in each category:

Overall Hydropower

Overall Marine Energy

Recreational Hydropower

Community/Local Hydropower

Jobs/Economic Development of Water Power

Research and Development of New Water Power Technologies