Eversource Challenge to test student knowledge of energy efficiency

Staff Report
Published: 11/29/2019 11:29:50 AM

Eversource invites Massachusetts students to demonstrate their knowledge of energy efficiency by entering its seventh annual Eversource Challenge.

According to an Eversource press release, the competition promotes energy conservation, energy efficiency and sustainability. It’s open to students in kindergarten through high school in Eversource’s electric service territory.

“Year after year, our students continue to amaze us with their creativity and innovative energy efficiency ideas,” said Eversource Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Penni Conner. “We are excited to kick off our seventh contest and look forward to receiving and reviewing this year’s projects.”

Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are assigned grade-specific challenges:

■Kindergarten through grade two — a poster

■Grade three — a limerick

■Grade four — an outdoor billboard

■Grade five — a narrative and an image of an energy-saving superhero

■Grade six — a letter to parents

■Grade seven — a news article

■Grade eight — a public service announcement

Students competing in grades nine through 12 will create a persuasive image that advocates for an energy topic, the release states. Options include a short poem of 125 words or less or a cartoon strip 12 cells or less that addresses energy efficiency, a renewable energy source or an environmental concern.

Finalists in all categories and grade levels will be honored at an awards ceremony in early May, and winners will receive Amazon gift cards. According to the release, all entries are judged on the use of accurate and scientific facts, creativity, readability, persuasiveness, originality and appearance. Students’ submissions are judged against those from the same grade levels in their community.

The deadline for registration is March 17, 2020. All entries must be received or postmarked by March 27, 2020.

For applications, guidelines and more information about the Eversource Challenge, visit eversourceinschool.com/challenge.

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