Student contest promotes ‘green’ living

February 8, 2017

Energize Connecticut, with Eversource and Avangrid, Inc. subsidiaries United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas, is accepting entries for the 13th annual eesmarts Student Contest, a competition where students create projects about energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability. The contest is open to Connecticut students in kindergarten through grade 12 and college. Deadline is April 28.

College students, enrolled in a two- or four-year Connecticut college or university can write a 25- to 30-minute play, geared to kindergarten through grade 5, supporting the eesmarts curriculum and mission to compete in the ‘Wright the World’ category.

Students in grade 12 have the option of writing a short poem, drawing a cartoon strip or making a video that advocates for energy conservation, showing knowledge of the subject.

Students in grades 9 through 11 should propose a community-based project to address an energy-related issue. Students may work in groups of up to five members. The winning team’s school will receive funding to make the proposed project a reality. The eesmarts programs provides grants for first, second and third place.

Students in kindergarten through grade 8 are assigned grade specific topics: kindergarten through grade 2 create a poster; grade 3 creates a narrative; grade 4 writes a news article; grade 5 writes a book review; grade 6 writes an essay; grade 7 writes a speech and grade 8 a public service announcement.

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