Edmontonians are being urged by the city to send in some of their best snapshots of Edmonton’s scenery at night.

The competition is part of a new plan to create awareness for environmentally friendly lighting, said Brenda Osborne with the city’s office of environment and energy.

It will also showcase photos that capture the splendour and sensibility of naturally or artificially lit places, says Osborne.

The photos can also depict inefficient or ineffective artificial light — something that obstructs clear views of the night sky.

“This competition is the first of many events that, between now and when the City hosts the ICLEI World Congress in June 2009, will build community awareness, energy and action around the environment,” said Osborne.

“Most people don’t often think about the effect light pollution caused by ineffective lighting has on our environment.”

Submissions will be taken until April 30 at edmonton.ca and winners will be announced May 15.

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