Competitions

Win a year's free electricity
4 July 2012

You've just missed the boat...This competition is now closed. 

See the winning entries in our photo gallery

Your photo could also appear in our exhibition to show politicians that renewable energy is popular - and delivers huge benefits.

It's part of our Clean British Energy campaign. Join in by entering our competition.

What we're looking for

We want your creative take on clean green British energy. We'd love to see stunning shots that capture things like:

  • People and wildlife interacting with renewables.
  • The importance of renewables to households, businesses and communities.
  • Images that make you think of the power of renewable energy.

Obvious or abstract - it's your call. We can't wait to see what you come up with.

Email your photos to [email protected] along with a short statement (up to 250 words) for each image, explaining why you've chosen the image. Please include your name, address and telephone number in the email as well.

You can enter up to three photos. The closing date is 17 August 2012.

Good luck.

Terms and conditions

1. The promoter of this competition is Friends of the Earth of 26-28 Underwood Street, London, N1 7JQ. By taking part in this competition you agree to be bound by these T&C's.

2. Friends of the Earth reserve the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw this competition at any time and its decision on all issues is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Friends of the Earth are responsible for the publication and adjudication of the competition. The provision of the prizes is the responsibility of Ecotricity Group Limited (Ecotricity) and Good Energy Plc (Good Energy).

3. This competition is open to UK residents only (including residents of the Channel Islands and Isle of Man). If you are under the age of 16 years, please obtain permission from your parents or guardians. This competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers. It is not open to employees of Friends of the Earth, Good Energy or Ecotricity or their families or anyone else associated with this competition.

4. The competition closes at midnight on Friday 17 August. We are sorry but entries received after this date will not be considered. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.

5. Entrants can submit up to three photographs which may be digitally enhanced but not manipulated. Friends of the Earth reserve the right to exclude any image that we believe has been excessively altered.

6. Each entry should be emailed to: [email protected] with the following details: name of photographer, email, home address, telephone number and up to 250 words on why you have submitted the chosen image. Any images received other than by this email will not be considered. Images will not be returned.

7. You retain copyright in all images submitted however in consideration of you entering into this competition, you grant a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to Friends of the Earth, Good Energy and Ecotricity to publish any or all of the submitted images in any media including on their websites and/or in any promotional material solely in connection with the promotion of this competition and the final exhibition.

8. You warrant that you are the sole owner of the copyright in the images you submit and that they are your own work and that they have not previously won a prize in any other photographic competition. It is your responsibility to ensure that your images have been taken with the permission of any subject, that all other relevant clearances have been obtained and that these images do not infringe the rights of any third party or of any laws.

9. Friends of the Earth will be judge the photographs submitted as follows:

  • a shortlist will be created;
  • entrants on the shortlist will be contacted by the Friends of the Earth within two weeks of judging and will be asked to provide a short accompanying statement about their photograph and what renewable energy means to them; and
  • the winning entries will be those two images from the shortlist judged by Friends of the Earth to be the most visually appealing and original.

10. The entrants of the two winning photographs will receive a year's supply of green electricity: one supplied by Ecotricity and the other by Good Energy (the "Prize"). The Prize consists of £500 (five hundred pounds) paid by way of credit(s) to the winner's electricity account with Ecotricity or Good Energy within 12 months of the account being opened. The Prize will be forfeit if your account with either Ecotricity or Good Energy is unopened within 12 months of the announcement of the winners. If your account is closed or suspended for any reason within 12 months of being opened, any unpaid Prize credit will be forfeit. If, within 12 months of it being opened, not all of the £500 has been credited to your account, any balance remaining will be forfeit. Neither Good Energy nor Ecotricity is able to supply customers in Northern Ireland.

11. There is no cash alternative to the Prize and it is not transferable unless a winner is under the age of 18 in which case the Prize may be transferred to that winner's parents/guardians or school.

12. Friends of the Earth may contact entrants to get more details on the images and/or to arrange an interview or to photograph the chosen renewable energy project. If we are unable to contact the winner after 4 weeks we reserve the right to award the prize to the runner up or re-offer the prize for a future competition.

13. The winners may be asked to participate in non-paid publicity accompanying or resulting from this competition and you consent to the use of your personal data, images and testimonial for those purposes.

14. Friends of the Earth will only use your personal details for the purposes of this competition.

15. The winners' names and counties may be disclosed to anyone who writes within one month after the published closing date, stating the date of publication and enclosing a stamped addressed envelope, to Friends of the Earth, 26-28 Underwood Street, London, N1 7JQ.

16. None of Friends of the Earth, Ecotricity or Good Energy shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages including but not limited to any claims, actions or demands arising out of this competition to the fullest extent permissible by the law.

17. These T&Cs are subject to English law and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

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