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 just-announced 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.
Prizes and Photo Categories
Prizes up to $2,000 will be awarded to entries across 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.
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!