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Showcase the Green and Win: ECO Creators Contest – Electric Castle 2018

Update 2: Thank you, all, for the great contest submissions. We have received numerous creative ECO content pieces, so we will need to take a bit more time for the jury to review and select the winners. We will announce the results by the 17th of August, the latest.

Update: for those of you who need more time, we extended the deadline until the 30th of July. We cannot wait to see your eco-creations!  

Capture the ECO Program of Electric Castle 2018 in a creative way and share it online to convince as many as possible that a sustainable society needs everyone’s involvement!

We’re waiting for your photos, videos or articles in regard to sustainable practices you notice at the festival.

You just need to publish your creative content on your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or personal blog/site and send the link at electriccastle@mainoi.ro together with your contact details until Thursday, 26th of July.

You can win awesome prizes, thanks to our partner, Lidl Romania: a custom bicycle, a solar backpack or an invitation for the festival’s next edition in 2019!

Read below the contest rules (RO)


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Be an International ECO-Ambassador for Electric Castle Festival

Are you a bicycle passionate, an explorer who loves music festivals?

Read carefully below because this just might be the best idea for how to spend your summer vacation!

We are looking for cyclists who want to ride their bicycles in a great adventure through Europe to reach the final destination, the Banffy Castle in Transylvania, on July 14th. This is the place where the magical 4th edition of Electric Castle Festival takes place. Check out this year’s line-up and get into the vibe by watching the 2015 after-movie:

If you are:

(1) a resident of France, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria or Hungary, and

(2) a cyclist with good equipment (bicycle, gear) and at least two long cycling journeys already undertaken,

then we – MAINOI NGO – environmental responsibles for Electric Castle, invite you to be our ECO Ambassador Leader, to spread the word of an eco-friendly world throughout Europe.

What do you do as an ECO Ambassador Leader?

  • lead the group of cyclists (5-6) from your country to Romania;
  • plan the journey from your country’s starting point to Arad (Romania). We suggest Paris / Amsterdam/ Munich /Vienna / Budapest as starting points and recommend EuroVelo routes to reach Romania, but you are free to adapt them according to your group’s location.
  • help us spread the call in your country to find the other cyclists who will complete your group. You can choose the members of your group. Anyone you know with a cycling record of one journey of at least the same distance that you would be riding together can join you.
  • define the minimum technical requirements that the eco-ambassadors should meet to join the ride;
  • be MAINOI’s and Electric Castle’s contact person;
  • monitor the journey through the Strava app, send pictures and videos from the road;
  • promote cycling as alternative means of transportation, love for Mother Nature and eco-friendliness at the festival.

What do you get in return?

  • you receive the ECO Ambassador title, which means free entrance at Electric Castle Festival, free camping spot, and other festival goodies, such as meals, coffee and drinks;
  • you receive a camera to capture all the wonderful and funny moments from the journey.  Take good care of it, because it can be all yours after completing the journey;
  • we are waiting for you and the other groups at the Romanian border to travel together the last 350 km (Romania does not have cycling lanes, so you will find this incentive very helpful).

If you want to join this summer’s Eco-Cycling-Journey, you can apply here by March 25th. Update: we have extended the application  date until  31st of March.

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In the beginning of April, we will also be launching the call for the ECO Ambassadors, who will complete the groups coordinated by the ECO Ambassadors Leaders. There will be ca. 25 seats available for the Eco-Ambassadors, travelling in groups of 6, with one leader per group. The ECO Ambassadors will receive free entrance and free camping at the festival.

Cyclists from Germany, France, UK, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece can apply, but, upon selection, they need to reach the closest hub to their location when starting the journey (Paris / Amsterdam/ Munich /Vienna / Budapest). Stay tuned for details!

The Eco-Ambassadors Campaign 2016 is an initiative of MAINOI Association and Electric Castle Festival to promote cycling as alternative means of transportation and to spread the word about the shift we all need to make towards a carbon-emission free lifestyle.

Last year 12 ECO Ambassadors joined our CO2 Footprint Reduction Program, by riding their bicycles to the Banffy Castle from more than 250 km. It turned out to be a beautiful collective experience, so this year we decided to dig deeper and reach out to nature lovers and adventure seekers throughout Europe.

We are looking forward to meeting you, Eco Ambassadors Leaders! We are the people!

For more details, contact beatrice.gabor@electriccastle.ro | +40 730 490 890




Be the Eco Hero of the Castle

Ride your bike to Transylvania and you get free entry to the Electric Castle Festival!

We are thrilled to launch EC015 (the Electric Castle Zero carbon footprint program 2015) with an exciting challenge: we are searching for eco-ambassadors who will promote the call for environmental protection across Europe.

Our partners from Electric Castle Festival offer free entry to the festival to those cyclists who are ready to take the challenge of riding their bikes from the United Kingdom to the Bánffy Castle, in Transylvania, the place where the biggest music outdoor electronic music festival in Romania takes place. Riders who want to take up the challenge mustContinue Reading..