The European Union and UNDP launch the "Energy saving in images" contest

April 19, 2023

The European Union and UNDP are launching a photography contest to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. The competition is conducted by the "Addressing the impacts of the energy crisis in the Republic of Moldova" programme from 19 April to 5 May. The winning works will be exhibited during the events dedicated to Europe Day and the photographers will receive prizes and diplomas.

The competition is open to all photographers, amateurs or professionals of all ages, who want to share the innovative and inspiring ways in which energy can be saved and used in a responsible and sustainable way. 

The photos will be analyzed by a panel of experts in photography and energy efficiency. The best photos will be awarded with attractive prizes, which include a DSLR camera, professional lens filter sets, high-capacity memory cards.

The competition is an opportunity to draw public attention to the importance of efficient use of energy and to stimulate the creativity and imagination of photographers. As a benchmark for the presentation of photos to the contest, one of the following topics can be addressed:

  • Best portrait - photos featuring a portrait or people in the context of energy efficiency. This photo could capture people as they save energy, use renewable energies or find new ways to reduce energy consumption.
  • Landscapes and buildings - photos showing a building, location or landscape that demonstrates efficient use of energy. This photo could capture places where solar panels, wind turbines or other forms of renewable energy are used, or buildings with high energy efficiency.
  • Innovation - photos that present an innovative solution for saving energy or using renewable energies. This photo could capture an ingenious idea for saving energy, such as a device that converts solar or wind energy into electricity.
  • Creativity - photos showing a creative use of energy or an unconventional way to save energy. This photo might surprise people who use natural light or find creative ways to use appliances to save energy.

Photos can be sent to the e-mail address: with the subject Energy saving in images Contest, or sent by post or brought in a sealed envelope to the address: 131, 31 August 1989 str., UNDP Moldova, with the inscription Energy saving competition in images. Contact person: Veronica Herța, Component Manager, UNDP Moldova.

The awards will be offered at a public event.