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Photograph Energy Moments Around the World

Creators Selected On
December 4, 2017

Please make sure that your photos are taken at/around 12:07 PM GMT or the equivalent time where you are in the world (if you’re in New York, you’d capture 07:07 AM, if you’re in Abu Dhabi it would be 03:07 PM - time zone details downloadable below).
And please also ensure that your description includes when and where the photo was taken.
The Brief
Energy is consumed around the world everyday, bringing our world to life. Shell are telling the story of these energy moments in their thought-leading online publication 'Inside Energy'.

Shell invites photographers from around the world to submit spontaneous photographs that capture interactions with energy all around the world at the same time. The photos should capture the idea of 'one planet, many energy systems', and show the diverse range of ways we use energy every day.

The term ‘energy systems’ covers the various ways in which humans use energy. The aim of this project is to demonstrate the centrality of energy to life, to show the diverse applications of energy inside different energy systems around the world every single day.

The judging panel are looking for candid photographs from every continent, depicting the application of energy in a range of environments. This could be anything from a lighthouse on a deserted island, rush-hour traffic, a public transport commute, to advanced hospital equipment. But to make it more interesting and to show the contrasts around the world, Shell are looking for you to capture your interaction with energy wherever you are at 12:07 PM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time, or the equivalent time in your timezone). Take inspiration from this mood board.

Up to 10 photographs will be selected by Shell and feature in the photo-led article 'My Energy Moment’ in Shell's online publication 'Inside Energy'. The article will be promoted on Shell's global social media channels, and selected photographs may be showcased on Shell's social channels. Photographers will receive £1,000 for each photo chosen.
Submission Guidelines
  • Photographs should capture an interaction with energy, and be taken at/around 12:07 PM GMT (see time zone equivalent here to see when you should capture your photos).
  • Each photo should be accompanied by a title and a small written caption in English (in the provided description box) explaining where the photograph was taken and the interaction captured in the image (between 100-500 characters). All images will be credited. Example: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. My extended family eating dinner together on a saturday night, sitting under a big neon sign.
  • Please take a look at this mood board for inspiration.
  • Photographs may include any type of environment, but the judges would love to see a variety of settings - everything from urban to rural. It’s about capturing real-life stories.

  • If your photo includes a human presence, please remember if the model/person(s) in the photo are recognisable a model release may be needed.
  • Photographs should feel spontaneous, candid and capture real life allowing the energy moment to shine through the image.
  • Photographs must be high-resolution. Photographers should retain their original photo files (300dpi).
  • Photographs should be colour, and may be landscape or portrait. Just keep in mind that it should tell a great story.
  • Photographs must not include or allude to alcohol drinking scenarios (bars, clubs, pubs) or dangerous situations.
  • Photographs should not include any Shell branding.
About Shell
Shell is an integrated group of energy companies that aims to meet society’s current and future energy needs. Through the Make the Future Program, Shell supports bright energy ideas that can help provide energy to communities in a cleaner, more sustainable way. It takes one idea to change the world, but it takes all of us to #makethefuture.

The Career Opportunity
Up to 10 photographs will be selected. The Selected Artists, as chosen by Shell, will:
  • Receive the opportunity to have their photo featured in the 'My Energy Moment’ article in Shell's online publication 'Inside Energy'
  • Receive the opportunity to have their photo featured on Shell's social media channels
  • Have the opportunity to partake in an interview with Shell about the energy moment captured
  • Receive £1,000 per selected photo
Creative Invite Guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally to those who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Limit ten (10) submissions per artist. Artist teams are not allowed.
  • All submissions must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials or photos purchased from image libraries) and taken at/around 12:07 PM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
  • Artists should retain their original photo files (300dpi) but photos must be submitted in JPEG or PNG max size 10MB.
  • Please read the "SUBMISSION GUIDELINES" above carefully.
  • Photos must be in colour.
  • Photos should not include any Shell branding.
  • Photographs may include a human presence. If any persons appear or are referred to in the submission, the artist is solely responsible for obtaining, prior to submitting, all necessary usage rights and permissions for the contents of their submission. Proof will be required if selected.
  • Selected Artists may be asked to modify their photographs to fit requirements.
  • Artists that are not selected will retain ownership of their work, however Shell has marketing rights to promote the work on their social media and online channels with reference to this Creative Invite for up to six (6) months after announcement of the Selected Artists. All artists will be credited accordingly.
  • Selected Artists will have to sign a Release Form which assigns full ownership of their work to Shell for global usage. Selected work can still be used for artist's own portfolio purposes.
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • The Selected Artists must respond to Talenthouse within two (2) days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to remove inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief, guidelines or Official Rules.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
How Shell Will Choose
Shell will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    October 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline:
    November 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Selection Period Starts:
    November 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    December 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM
All times are in Pacific Time.