takeCHARGE announces 3rd annual K-I-C Start school contest

takeCHARGE, a joint partnership between Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) and Newfoundland Power, is pleased to announce the launch of its third annual Kids In Charge (K-I-C) School Contest. The province- wide contest encourages participating students to express why they believe energy conservation is important and to demonstrate what they do to save energy.

This year the contest has been expanded to include students of all grade levels. Students in grades K-12 are invited to submit entries in the form of a video, book, song, poster or other creative mediums that communicate energy savings.

Entries will be judged on appearance, creativity, accuracy of the message, and effectiveness. As a class effort, K-6 classes are eligible to win 1 of 3 grand prizes of 5 iPads or multiple prizes of 2 iPads. Prizes will be awarded at the classroom level. Individual students or groups of up to 4 in grades 7-12 are eligible to win 1 of 3 grand prizes; 1 iPad for each group member and 5 iPads for their school.

For more details and contest entry dates, please see the takeCHARGE website  or  read the full news release here:  school program news release.docx

A joint initiative between Hydro and Newfoundland Power, takeCHARGE combines the expertise and customer reach of Newfoundland and Labrador’s two electricity utilities. We work together to bring energy efficiency awareness and savings to the residents of this province.