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Challenge 2005 is closed!!!

   

Thanks to all who participated in this worthwhile activity

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A growing energy crisis and a national discussion about the future of our natural resources are bringing the impact of our energy choices closer to home.
What can we as individuals do to make a difference?

That is the question the Igniting Creative Energy Challenge is encouraging teachers across the United States and parts of Canada to ask their students. Open to students K-12, the Challenge is an educational competition designed to encourage students to learn more about energy and the environment.

Sponsors of the Challenge would like to acknowledge exemplary teaching and reward both teachers and students for expressing their understanding of the issues. All student entries will be recognized, with Grand Prize Trips to Hawaii awarded to three students and one teacher!

Student entries must reflect the theme "Igniting Creative Energy" and demonstrate an understanding of what an individual, family or group can do to make a difference in their home or community. Students may express their ideas in the form of documented science projects, essays, stories, artwork, photographs, music or video or website projects. They may also submit recent service projects, or results from the National Energy Foundation's own Energy Patrol activities.

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Every student that enters will receive an Award Certificate. Additionally, the first 1,000 entries will receive a commemorative 2005 pin. Exemplary submissions will be eligible for even greater rewards for both students and teachers.

  • The most creative and deserving student work, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be published.
  • A list of winners will be posted in the Showcase area.
  • A total of 4 Grand Prizes will be awarded.
    • One to a teacher and three to students (one in each grade cluster) whose work best exemplifies the Challenge Criteria. Winners will receive all expenses paid trips to Hawaii April 26 - May 1, 2005 for 2 (each student-winner and one parent/legal guardian or family member for the teacher-winner). While in Hawaii, winners will be hosted by the Challenge administrators and enjoy many fun and educational activities. Winners will also be invited to participate in the June 14-15, 2005 National Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C., where they will share their ideas with energy and government leaders.
    • Guidelines for the teacher-winner are based on the highest average score of student work for 15 or more qualifying entries, based on the Challenge Criteria. The teacher-winner will also receive a fabulous Hawaiian trip for two (the teacher and one family member) and an invitation to Washington DC!
  • In Addition: Teachers submitting a written summary, evaluation or "tips for teaching" on how they used the Igniting Creative Energy theme within their classroom will also be eligible for additional individual awards and recognition.

To ignite your creative energy about one of the most important issues of our time, check out our online resources. Or call the NEF for more information at 1-800-616-8326 or call Charise locally at (478) 751-9178.

Grand Prize Winner for Elementary Division

Braydon Elliott
Utah

Braydon composed and sang a song entitled “Flip the Light” that was about being an “energizing, motivating flip-the-light kind of guy." He also designed a supporting poster display featuring energy saving ideas along with the lyrics to his song.
CLICK HERE to listen to a portion of the music.

"I was excited to enter this contest because I think there are a lot of small changes we can make in our lives that would make a big difference in how we use and conserve energy," Elliott wrote in the one-page essay he submitted with his song.

 

 

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