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September 21, 2012

Renewable Northwest Launches Harvest Season Photo Contest

Submit Your Northwest Renewable Energy Fall Photo Today!

Renewable Northwest is launching our Harvest Photo Contest! Post your Fall themed renewable energy photos to our FaceBook page for your chance to win Renewable Northwest prizes and have your photo featured on our website.

With autumn upon us, Renewable Northwest is calling on photographers of all kinds to join in celebrating beautiful views that make our region unique.

Whether you're a smart phone guru, a hobby photographer, or a pro: have your camera on hand and creative juices fine-tuned.

As you venture among farmlands, orchards, vineyards, museums, campuses and communities (and more), look for renewable energy among the harvest. Capture what you see. Get creative with themes, from autumn leaves to Halloween treats.

How to Enter:

Post your harvest-themed pictures of renewable energy
at work to Renewable Northwest FaceBook page by Oct. 25th. Include a caption about the photograph and why the scene is meaningful to you this Northwest harvest season. 

Photo by Leon Werdinger

Klondike Wind Farm by Leon Werdinger

If unable to upload your photo to FaceBook, please email it to along with your full name and a caption; we will post the picture to our Facebook album. 


Three entrants will receive a Renewable Northwest mug (just in time for the cold weather!) and T-shirt. The winner of the contest will have their photo featured on the Renewable Northwest website and as our FaceBook cover photo for the remainder of the year! All photo contest entrants are considered winners when they post to our Fall Photo Contest Album on FaceBook.

Contest Dates:

The contest opens September 21st and closes October 25th. Note: Renewable Northwest has non-commercial usage rights to submitted photos.

Types of Photos:

We are looking for photos of new renewable energy systems - wind, solar, geothermal, and wave – artfully juxtaposed with Northwest harvest scenes and autumn views.

Keep your eyes peeled for solar panels while bobbing for apples at E.Z. Orchards, or while sipping renowned Northwest wines, ciders (for the kids), and microbrews. For examples of orchards, vinyards and wineries featuring renewable energy, see the *Carbon Neutral Challenge list below.

Visit regional treasures that combine cultural experience and education with renewable energy, from the Maryhill Musuem of Art and its famous wind turbines to the Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center in Central Washington. Visit Northwest colleges that prepare students for careers in renewable energy like Oregon Institute of Technology, OSU, and Columbia Gorge Community College.

You don't have to travel to participate; a renewable energy harvest story may be visible right outside your home, office or school. Know of other places to find great views of renewable energy systems? Email us at, and we'll post the link here.

Photo by Alan Hickenbottom, Domaine Drouhin Oregon

Domaine Drouhin Oregon solar by Alan Hickenbottom


*List of Carbon Neutral Challenge Wineries:

-King Estate Winery

-Willamette Valley Vineyards

-A to Z Wineworks




-Cooper Mountain Vineyards

-Left Coast Cellars

-Lemelson Vineyards

-Mahonia Vineyards and Nursery

-Sokol Blosser Winery

-Soter Vineyards

-Stoller Vineyards

-Winderlea Wine Co.

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