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Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Winner is: Judged
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Make a Splash Photo Contest

Make a Splash Photo Contest

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.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The contest will award prizes up to $2,000 dollars and feature winning photos on the Water Power Technologies Office website, at DOE headquarters, and in other Office material. Prizes 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. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: All photos must:

Be the original work of the photographer.
Be taken within the United States, U.S. Territories or include a U.S. technology in foreign water.
Be submitted through the CaFE website.
Be submitted under the Creative Commons – Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) (See https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Be a high-resolution, digital copy, minimum size 2100 x 1500 pixels, and maximum 5 MB. For more about submission requirements, please refer to CaFE’s Image Prep guidelines (https://www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml)

A photo will be deemed ineligible if it contains the following:
Children or individuals appearing to be under 18 years of age who do not have parental or legal guardian permission to appear in photos.
Photos of adults without their consent. If the photo includes recognizable people, the photographer should submit a signed Model Release form with the entry.
Addresses, license plates, or other personally identifiable information.
Logos or other business marks.
Watermarks, dates, signatures, or copyright images. There should be no signifying mark of the photographer on the image.
Any offensive, unlawful, or abusive content. USAGE RIGHTS: All photos must be submitted under the Creative Commons – Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) that allows others, including the Government and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the right to use, publish, copy, distribute and modify the photos provided proper attribution is provided.
All photos that meet the selection standards will be posted on DOE’s Flickr page under the under the Creative Commons – Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) and the photographer’s name. The photos may also be used in other electronic and print materials.
In the event that ownership of any photograph submitted to this photography contest is contested in any matter, the competition reserves the right to discontinue use of said photograph and disqualify the photograph from the contest.

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