Sunday, January 18, 2009

Prize, Opportunity to Share U.S. Or Canadian K - 12 Students' Environmentally Sound Energy Conservation Ideas

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Students Invited to Submit Their Creative Energy Project Entries

Deadline: March 13, 2009

Johnson Controls ( http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/ ), a global multi-industrial leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, invites kindergarten through 12th grade students across North America to enter the Igniting Creative Energy competition.

The challenge, a program developed and funded by Johnson Controls and the National Energy Foundation ( http://www.nef1.org/ ), is designed to encourage students to learn more about energy and the environment.

Student entries should demonstrate an understanding of what an individual, family, or group can do in their home, school, or community to conserve energy and help the environment.

Students may choose to express their ideas in any creative format such as science projects, essays, stories, artwork, photographs, music, videos, Web-based applications, multimedia projects, etc.

They may also submit recent service projects.

The challenge is open to all students in grades K-12 in the U.S. and Canada, excluding Quebec.

A total of four grand prizes will be awarded to three students and one teacher. Three students, one in each grade cluster, whose work best addresses the challenge criteria will receive a hosted
trip to Washington, D.C., for themselves and a parent or legal guardian. In addition, the teacher with the highest average score of student work from fifteen or more qualifying entries will also
receive a trip for two to Washington, D.C. While in there, students will share their winning challenge entries with government and energy leaders during the 20th Annual Energy Efficiency Forum, June 15-16, at the National Press Club.

In addition to the national winners, the highest scoring student in each state or province will be recognized. Schools may also be eligible to receive a $1,000 U.S. charitable donation to help
beautify their school, educate their students, or otherwise impact their community.

Official rules and entry form are available at the program's Web site.

RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15016379/ignite

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