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YouGen press release

Photo competition seeks inspiring photos of energy efficiency and renewables

Posted on 11 March 2013 at 12:45 pm

Energy efficiency website YouGen hopes that people will inspire and be inspired about the energy saving possibilities in their homes and businesses as a result of its new photo competition.  It is seeking photos from across the country. The grand prize is an energy saving pack worth £157.

“We want to encourage people to think about energy, and take action to keep warm and/or save money on those ever mounting bills,” said Cathy Debenham, founder of YouGen. “Seeing what others have done, and hearing about the difference it makes can help reassure people that it’s not all just hype, and that the benefits are significant.

“YouGen’s aim is to help people understand energy efficiency and renewable energy. We hope that the photo competition will help us do that by getting real examples out for people to see. To ensure that the stories get as wide an audience as possible, we will also invite the senders of our favourite photos to tell us their stories and will publish them on our popular blog.”

People can enter the competition in one of three ways:

 1. Click here to upload your photo via YouGen’s Facebook page and vote for the winning image;  

2. Post your photo on Twitter with the tag #yougenphoto; or, 

3. Send photos with a caption to with your name and contact details and the subject header ‘Photo Competition’. 

The closing date is 8 April 2013. The winner will be the photo with the most votes from the public. Photos can be comic, arty, inspiring or a down and dirty practical illustration of the joys (or otherwise) of DIY. For more information is click here:

Images are attached as low resolution. Higher resolution images can easily be sent upon request.

Contestant caption for photo one: ‘Two residents from Transition Streets Solar PV scheme in Totnes.’ Credit: Amanda Bourne.

Contestant caption for photo two: ‘You don’t need to be too alternative to find sustainable solutions! But sometimes the experience is better.’ Credit: Luke Tilley

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