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Arts: Energy Partnership

Showcasing the Relationship between Energy Access and Creative Potential in Emerging Markets

The Arts: Energy Partnership

The Arts: Energy Partnership showcases the impacts of energy access on creativity, giving a platform to some of Africa’s most talented creative individuals.

Art can provide a powerful voice to individuals and communities. The expressive nature of art and performance can transform people’s quality of life and positively impact the world we live in – the same can be said about access to energy. This partnership uses the Arts; a medium of boundless communication, to shine a light on the influence energy has had on the socio-economic and cultural progression of developing communities and markets. Quite beautifully, power access in turn has allowed such creative outlets to take shape and flourish.

The Arts: Energy Partnership wishes to celebrate the links between the design world and the energy sector. Artists’ working hours, choice of material and visual interpretation are directly linked to their ability to access electricity, and for this purpose, EnergyNet is excited to showcase such incredible representations to our international partners.

We welcome you to join us on our electrifying journey. If you have an example of how energy access has empowered artistic expression, we’d love to hear about it. Email your stories to


Energy Photo of the Year Competition 2017 Winners


Photographic Excellence Winner:


"Flight of the Barn Owl"

Nandu Bhula

ACWA Power / Bokpoort CSP


Social Impact Winner:

"Longido Village"

Antipas Sabas Marandu




Energy Photo of the Year Competition

EnergyNet's annual Photo Competition is one of our most inspiring Arts projects. This competition gives our clients the opportunity to submit their most inspirational images of energy access and power projects. The purpose of the competition is to showcase current power projects taking place throughout Africa, and to reinforce the idea that energy access cannot only transform an individual life but that of entire communities. The competition is an opportunity to present snapshots of creativity which come in the forms of energy access or as a result of it.

Entry submissions have now closed: thank you for your wonderful entries!

We will be showcasing our shortlisted entries on the 27th April & announcing our Winners on the 8th May. Shortlisted photos will be voted for via a public poll on the Africa Energy Forum website - don’t forget to vote!

All shortlisted photos will be showcased at Africa Eenergy Forum in Copenhagen from the 7th - 9th June, reproduced in the AEF show guide & showcased in 2018’s edition of the Yearbook. The winning entry will receive a framed copy of the winning photograph, & will be displayed & credited on the EnergyNet homepage for 3 months.

Take a look at our 2016 winning photo entries: