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06/09/12

ACUA announces wind farm photo contest to mark Global Wind Day on June 15

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority will sponsor a wind farm photo contest to mark Global Wind Day, which is celebrated on June 15.

The contest will open on Friday, June 15th (Global Wind Day) and close on Monday, September 3rd (Labor Day) to allow summer visitors, as well as locals, to enter the contest by submitting photos of the Jersey Atlantic Wind Farm located at the ACUA’s Wastewater Treatment Facility in Atlantic City.

The photo contest would be divided into amateur and professional categories and also be divided into two age groups for amateurs.  Registrants can register and submit their entries online at www.acua.com/photocontest beginning on Friday, June 15.  Photos will then be uploaded to a contest tab on ACUA’s Facebook home page, www.facebook.com/acua.green, where they can be viewed.  Winners will be determined by the number of “likes” each photo receives. 

“Hundreds of visitors tour the wind farm every year,” said ACUA President Rick Dovey. “Almost everyone brings a camera and takes photos, and often times will send the photos to us.  We thought a contest would be a fun way to share some of the great photos we receive, and to give some recognition for the best work while at the same time increasing awareness about wind energy,” said Dovey.

Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on June 15th. According to the Global Wind Day website, the event “is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world. It is also a day for discovery of the work that has already begun by pioneers around the world. In more than 75 countries around the world, wind farms are in operation, generating energy from a clean and renewable source.”

“Atlantic County has demonstrated the incredible potential of wind energy,” noted Dovey. For residents of Atlantic County, the Jersey Atlantic Wind farm has been meant both economic and environmental savings. The enthusiasm for the project has exceeded anyone’s expectations and the number of visitors, now at more than 25,800 since 2006, supports this. We’re looking forward to sharing the excitement with citizens for this clean, renewable energy source through their photos,” said Dovey.

Click here for a copy of the Wind Farm Photo Contest Rules and Entry form.

For more information on the contest, visit www.acua.com or email your questions to facebook@acua.com.



 
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