Trojan Battery Company, a manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, launched the “Reliability in Focus” photo contest to celebrate the company’s history of providing battery backup power solutions for renewable energy applications. The grand prize winner will receive an iPad 2.
“Rapid growth in renewable energy worldwide has triggered an increased demand for battery technology that supports the unique requirements of renewable energy and backup power solutions. Because Trojan batteries have been used in renewable energy systems for many years, we want to celebrate this history by recognizing applications featuring our battery systems,” said Bryan Godber, vice president of renewable energy. “The photo contest is a way for the public to show us, and the world, how Trojan batteries are being used in unique renewable energy applications.”
Submissions for “Reliability in Focus” photo contest must feature the use of Trojan deep-cycle batteries as part of a renewable energy system. The contest will run from today to Oct. 31, 2011. Photos must be submitted online at as JPEG files and be at least 5MB in size. Participants may enter as many times as they wish and there is no purchase is necessary.
Entries will be judged based on originality, creativity, and adherence to the contest theme and include two rounds of judging. During the first round a panel of judges selected by Trojan will determine the 10 finalists based on the contest criteria. The 10 finalist photos will be posted on the Trojan renewable energy Web site where the public will have a chance to vote from Nov. 7 to Dec. 2, 2011 to determine the winner. Click for official contest rules and regulations.
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Thursday, August 4, 2011
Trojan Battery Hosts "Reliability in Focus" Photo Contest
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