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Eversource Challenge finalists in all categories and grade levels will be honored at a special awards ceremony in early May, and winners will receive Amazon gift cards.

Eversource Hosts Seventh Annual Student Challenge

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Writing a poem, drawing a cartoon strip, or creating a superhero are just three ways Eversource is encouraging students to demonstrate their knowledge of energy efficiency.

The energy company is reminding students that submissions are still being accepted for its seventh annual Student Challenge. The contest promotes energy conservation, energy efficiency and sustainability and is open to kindergarten to high school students in its Massachusetts electric communities. The deadline for registration is March 17. All entries must be received or postmarked by March 27.

"From posters and poems to persuasive speeches and community projects, Massachusetts students continue to impress us year after year with their entries and 'energy smarts,' " said Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Penni Conner. "We are excited to see this year’s entries, and we encourage students who have not yet entered to register to do so before the March 17 deadline."

Students in grades K-8 are assigned grade-specific challenges and asked to submit entries in the form of a poster (grades K-2), limerick (grade 3), an outdoor billboard (grade 4), a narrative and an image of an energy-saving super-hero (grade 5), a letter to parents (grade 6), a news article (grade 7), or public service announcement (grade 8).

Students competing in grades 9-12 will create a persuasive image that advocates for an energy topic. Options include a short poem (125 words or less) or a cartoon strip (12 cells or less) that addresses energy efficiency, a renewable energy source, or environmental concern.

Eversource Challenge finalists in all categories and grade levels will be honored at a special awards ceremony in early May, and winners will receive Amazon gift cards. 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. Finalists will be honored at an awards ceremony on May 9 at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston.

For applications, guidelines and more information about the Eversource Challenge, visit the website.


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