Energize Connecticut announces statewide student contest

Energize Connecticut, in partnership with United Illuminating and Connecticut Light & Power, is holding the ninth annual “eesmarts” contest for students in kindergarten through 12th grades.

The eesmarts program is an energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy education initiative that invites Connecticut students to showcase their “energy smarts” about saving energy, efficient and renewable energy technologies and sustainability through various media forms.

Students answer grade-level specific prompts regarding energy efficient and renewable energy technologies and sustainability in the form of a poster, limerick, news article, song lyrics, persuasive essay, public service announcement script, speech and a small business proposal for energy efficiency.

Prizes include iPads, Kindle Fires, gift cards, and family museum passes. For the new “Power of Change” award category, funds will be provided to help complete proposed energy-related community service projects.

The contest is open to all students in Connecticut and the deadline for entries is April 26. Go to eesmarts.com/contest for information.