There's still time to snap and send: "Why I care about wind energy" photo and video contest

This guest blog post is by Iberdrola Renewables and promotes the current "Why I care about wind energy" photo and video contest. You now have more time to enter, entries are now due by September 14, 2014.

You care about a lot of different things, but what is it about wind energy that really blows your mind?

We like to think of wind as the foundation of everyday living. It’s a clean, natural and sustainable resource that’s constantly with us, rewarding us with a bounty of benefits. Each day, we use wind energy to fuel local jobs and economies, improve the air we breathe and lessen our dependence on the things that are already changing the planet in many ways.

Why do we care about wind energy? We care because we want to lead the transformation to a competitive, clean energy future. It’s wind that’s helping create an entirely new, healthy environment for future generations to look forward to. That’s why we care; however, we want to know why you care.

What gets you excited about wind? Is it the clean energy it provides to your everyday life? How about the thousands of American jobs it supports or the millions of dollars it pours into rural communities in nearly every state? Whatever it may be, we want to hear about it!

We’ve teamed up with American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) to recognize the best in wind lovers from all over the world. Since our contest first started, we’ve received a mind-blowing amount of creative entries (one even including a stop-motion animation video — whoa) that truly speak to our passion for wind. The only piece we’re missing is yours.

The contest

Entering is simple. Just submit an original video, 1-2 minutes, that shows why you care about wind energy. Upload your video to YouTube, submit your link in the entry form and then share it on your social channels! The Grand Prize Winner will receive a VIP Conference Pass to AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2015, as well as a $1,000 American Express gift card.

OR, try this:

  1. Jump on Vine and shoot a 6-second video show your wind energy love, sharing on Twitter with #WhyICare!
  2. Blow us away on Instagram using your favorite filters and effects by posting #WhyICare on your wind energy picture or video.
  3. Take a quick pic and post to Twitter, explaining why you care about wind energy and #WhyICare.
  4. Head to Facebook and share with your friends and family #WhyICare about a clean energy revolution!

Each week through the end of the sweepstakes, a contestant will be randomly selected to receive a $250 American Express gift card.

What’s there to lose?

Get creative. Snap and show your love for wind energy to show us why you care. For some easy inspiration, check out the incredible video entries from the previous year, or entries from our past photo contests, #IHeartWind and #IHeartRenewables.

Please read the full contest terms and conditions to make sure your entry is eligible.

Love for wind is in the air, and we can’t wait to see why you care!

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