Here’s one for the kids. The Eleventh National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference provides an excellent opportunity to get the next generation excited about renewable energy, in the form of an art content. Open to students K-8th grades across the country, the artwork should include images and/or themes that relate to clean energy and renewable resources (biomass, geothermal, "small" hydro, sun, and wind).Submissions must be on 8 ½ x 11 or 11x17 sized paper and flat and can be made using colored pens, tempera paint, colored pencil, regular pencil, or crayon. All entries must be received at the Center for Resource Solutions in San Francisco by Friday, October 27th at 5:00 pm PST. Click here to download the submission form.
All students entering the contest receive a Certificate of Recognition for their work and creativity! Winners receive a $50 gift certificate and special Green Power Leadership Award presented at the Awards Banquet at the National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference. Second and third place winners will receive a special renewable energy related gift package. Winning Teachers/Sponsors receive a $100 gift certificate toward classroom needs and enjoyment, plus a variety of renewable energy curricular materials. Selected images will be printed in an exclusive set of renewable energy greeting cards and posted to the National Conference website.
Even if you miss the contest, it’s never too early to start teaching the little ones about renewable energy. The website also includes useful information on Energy Lesson Plans, Curriculum and Education Materials.