Development & Alumni Relations Office 

WIN A PAIR OF BOSE SOUNDLINK HEADPHONES IN AN EXCLUSIVE ALUMNI PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION!  Three giant wind turbines on a hill in a forest, with blue sky behind

06 July 2021

We are all keen on saving the planet, and were delighted when GWA Supplies (alumnus, Clifford McSpadden’s family-run firm helping to maintain wind turbines globally) reached out and offered a special photographic competition for fellow Queen’s graduates to celebrate green energy.

To enter, and win a pair of Bose noise cancelling headphones worth £200, you just need to send us a selfie of you with a wind turbine. Easy as that!

We have two prizes to give away for:

  • The picture of the furthest wind turbine from Banbridge, Northern Ireland
  • The most interesting/creative photograph

The competition is free to enter and open to all Queen’s graduates. So get snapping!

To get your hands on a pair of these brilliant headphones simply email your photo by 5pm on 31 July 2021 to along with your full name, subject of study and the location of the wind turbine featured (see Terms and Conditions below).

GWA Supplies (based in Banbridge, Northern Ireland) was launched in 2011 by Queen’s Aeronautical Engineering graduate, Clifford McSpadden (Aeronautical Engineering, 1985), who was formerly a General Manager at Bombardier and VP/MD at B/E Aerospace.  They provide innovative supply chain solutions for the global wind industry working with wind farm owners and operators, improving efficiencies, and making their business operations safer, smarter and simpler.

With a knowledge base of over 21,000 parts the company works with clients ranging from small onshore to large offshore wind farms covering Europe, as well as Australia & New Zealand and America.

As the business continues to grow internationally, they are now looking to expand their existing operations within Central Europe (France, Germany, Poland and Scandinavia), as well as further afield, through new Strategic Partnerships. 

If you would like to join them you can find out more on their website, or to discuss franchise opportunities in your region contact:

Terms and Conditions

  • The free competition is open to all Queen’s alumni; entries must be received by 5pm 31 July 2021
  • Entries can be made by emailing a photograph which must include the entrant and a wind turbine (all other content optional!); they must also state their name, subject of study and the location of the turbine featured.
  • Current GWA Supply employees and members of the DARO team at Queen’s University Belfast are not permitted to enter.
  • A judging panel will decide the winners based on
  • Prize 1:  the furthest distance according to google maps between the wind turbine featured and GWA Supplies head offices in Banbridge, NI
  • Prize 2: the picture deemed most interesting/creative by the judging panel
  • The judges’ decision will be final and there are no cash alternatives
  • Entrants must be willing for their picture to appear in post-competition publicity
  • Winning entries will be announced at the end of Aug 2021

For further information, or queries relating to the GWA Bose Soundlink Headphones competition please contact Queen's Alumni Engagement Officer Andy Nisbet Friel

For general enquiries about this story, or to submit graduate news items, please contact Gerry Power, Communications Officer, Development and Alumni Relations Office, Queen's University Belfast.

Main image courtesy of GWA Supplies

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