Visions of a Sustainable Energy Future

The energy transition is in full effect and is shaping the global landscape from oil rigs to wind farms. Electric charging stations and hydrogen fleet vehicles are evolving traditional methods of transportation and logistics, while new markets in LNG, Geothermal, Solar, and Wind are changing the infrastructure that powers our daily lives. With the integration of digital technologies, the oilfield is bringing more data, safety, and value with each drop extracted from the subsurface. Hydrocarbon demand continues to increase to keep up with the world’s energy needs.

With these new developments come new technologies and ideas that help us meet today’s energy demand while building tomorrow’s sustainable energy future. The 23rd WPC Purposeful Journey Photo Competition seeks to visually capture the energy transformation through the 4th industrial revolution.

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Photo Categories

Enter your photograph in one or all of the categories below.


Clear targets, emerging technologies and operational efficiencies are advancing an energy value chain with reductions in carbon and other greenhouse gas impacts. New frontiers, technologies, and challenges are shaping our energy future.

How do we preserve our world as we fuel society?

What does a society with a sustainable
energy future look like?


Technology enables affordable, reliable and sustainable energy, unlocking resources in mature and frontier fields; and the potential in more people and places.

How does energy impact peoples’ lives?

What does guaranteeing energy access look like?


The energy industry is building on its culture of relentless problem-solvers and regenerating with purpose to confront the unprecedented global priorities of our time.

Who are they?

What is their “Why” behind being involved in the energy industry?


While uncertainties ahead remain, energy players are leveraging capabilities for bold solutions to the ultimate challenge of a decarbonized world.

What are these technologies?

What innovations are unlocking new potentials in energy resources?


To enter a photograph for the 23rd WPC Purposeful Journey Photo Competition click the button below.

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Submission deadline is October 22, 2021.
Winners will be announced on November 10, 2021.

+ Create an account here to submit your entries.

+ name, email and country is required for submissions.

+ A Title and description (up to 100 words) must be submitted for each photo.

+ two photographs may be submitted per category.

+ Photographs must be 1000 pixels wide or 1000 pixels high, 300 dpi and in a .jpg format.

+ Photos must be an original work of the contestant and all entries must be submitted in English.

+ Photographs must not contain any obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

Should the photograph not be the original work of the contest entrant or is deemed inappropriate by the 23rd World Petroleum Congress Purposeful Journey Photo Competition Committee, it is subject to disqualification. Watermarks will not be accepted.


Photographs will be judged on relevance to the category in which they were submitted, clarity of message, and visual impact of the image. All entries in each category will be judged separately. Winners will be selected by the photo competition committee and all decisions are final. There will be a total of twelve (12) winners, three (3) per category. The four (4), first place winners will be invited to an awards ceremony at the 23rd World Petroleum Congress and receive a printed copy of their winning photograph as well as have their photo showcased online and the exhibition floor. The eight (8), second and third place winners will have their work featured in the exhibition floor and online. Winners will be notified by November 10, 2021.

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