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Capture the Sun


An initiative of Solar Citizens

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Capture the Sun


An initiative of Solar Citizens

 

Enough sunlight falls on our planet in an hour to power the world for a year. Those amazing rays can help Australia move to 100% renewable power by 2030. This is the vision of Solar Citizens, the independent community organisation behind the Capture The Sun initiative. 

‘Capture The Sun 2030’ invites you to snap the sun as it rises or sets and post your best shots on Instagram using the hashtag #capturethesun2030. Together we can build momentum for solar and work towards the renewable future we all want to see.

We had over 2,000 entries to our Capture the Sun 2030 photography competition highlighting the beauty and power of our closest star.

Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to the winners whose photographs are featured below.  

Have a look at this gallery of images from our Capture the Sun 2030 Awards night. Click on the image to scroll through.

We joined forces with the amazing Instagram community to promote solar power through a series of Capture The Sun Instameets. Check out this short video and meet some of the wonderful people behind the lenses of the cameras that captured over 2,000 images of the Sun for us.

Here's our call to entry video featuring the fabulous Gretel Killeen and the Jordan Shanks.

Instagram photography competition

From Bondi to Cottesloe, from Shipsterns to Mindil Beach, this celebration of the sun aims to shine a light on the power of our closest star and build momentum for solar energy in Australia.

On the Spring Equinox, Thursday September 22, the top ten most liked photos were judged by a panel of professional photographers including Gary Heery, Simon Harsent and Michael Corridore.

How to enter

Entry is now closed. To be eligible: 

  • Share a photo on Instagram capturing the sun, tell us where you’re shooting from and why it’s a special spot from which to capture the sun!
  • Use the hashtag #capturethesun2030 so we can find your entry
  • Follow @Solar_Citizens on Instagram

Entry into this competition is deemed acceptance of the terms and conditions. For full terms and conditions please click here

Prizes

The winner rode away on a Fonzarelli electric scooter powered by Green Energy!

Meet Australia’s first electric scooter: Fonzarelli’s compact portable battery and charger give you power where and when you need it. A single battery gives you on average 50km, and two batteries will give around 100km. 

The winner also received $1,000 worth of credit to a green energy account to power their Fonzarelli electric scooter, thanks to Diamond Energy*. The runner up received a cornucopia of goodies in a hamper from Health Nuts.

* Terms and eligibility criteria apply.

Entries

Take a look at some of the great photographs entered so far:

 
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game changer


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Australia is at a crossroads...

We can unleash the power of the sun and wind to provide clean, safe, affordable and reliable energy for all. Or we can choose to keep burning fossil fuels that pollute our atmosphere and warm our planet, causing extreme weather and threatening our health, our economy, and the places we love, like the Great Barrier Reef. Continuing to burn fossil fuels is unaffordable, in every sense.

That's why we at Solar Citizens teamed up with our friends at GetUp! to come up with The Homegrown Power Plan. It shows how we can repower the country with renewable energy, reboot our failing electricity system and remove the roadblocks holding back the renewables boom. We're celebrating the release of The Homegrown Power Plan with the #capturethesun2030 photography competition... and we hope you'll join us.

Like what you're seeing here? Solar Citizens works to protect and grow solar and represents the five million Australians living under a solar rooftop. You can support our work by making a tax deductible donation: 

 
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100% renewable


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100% renewable


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100% doable


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100% doable