Energize Connecticut is currently accepting entries for its 13th annual “eesmarts” student contest. Working with Eversource and AVANGRID, Inc. subsidiaries United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas, the contest encourages students to create projects about energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability.
The contest is open to Connecticut students in grades K-12 and college. College students are invited to write a 25 to 30 minute play supporting the eesmarts curriculum and mission to compete in the “Wright the World” category, with the intended audience of students in grades K-5. Students competing in the grade 12 category will create a compelling image that advocates for energy conservation, an alternate energy source, or an environmental concern. Students in grades 9-11 are asked to propose a community-based project to address an energy-related issue. Students in Grades K-8 are assigned grade-specific topics and asked to submit their entries in the form of a poster, narrative, news article, book review, essay, speech, or public service announcement.
“Through this contest and the eesmarts program, we are able to educate and raise awareness among our youth about the importance of making smart energy choices and its lasting effect on our environment,” CT Energy Board chair Taren O’Connor said. “Over the past 13 years, our students, with the help of our educators, have built hydroponic gardens and envisioned a society where energy-efficiency is the norm. We are excited to see how our students change the world this year.”
For more information, visit www.eesmarts.com/contest.