Energy efficiency video contest offers chance to win a school $20,000

Kids who enter the Ways 2 Save video contest could encourage their communities to save energy and win their school $20,000 in the process.

The contest is put together by Med-Ed, Penelec and West Penn Power to encourage kids and their teachers to promote energy-saving behaviors in their communities, the contest website says.

To enter, junior and senior high school students work with their teachers to create a video showing unique ways to save electricity, according to an email from the contest organizers.

Representatives from the three companies will judge the entries and the winner’s school will receive a $20,000 grant.

Here are the details, provided by the contest organizers:

Who: Entrants must be teachers or home school educators of middle school, junior or senior high school students located in a community served by Met-Ed, Penelec and West Penn Power.

What: Students, along with their teachers, are invited to create an original video demonstrating unique ways to save electricity and/or correct electricity wasting habits. Each video entry must be no longer than 90 seconds and be posted to YouTube. Each team is allowed a total of ten video submissions.

Winners: The judges will choose three winners from each service area that demonstrate the best and most creative ways to reduce electric usage. The first prize winner in each service area will receive a grant of $20,000 for their school.

When: Submissions will be accepted until Nov. 30. Winners will be notified the week of Dec. 10.

Learn more on the contest website.

About Angie Mason

I'm the education reporter at the York Daily Record. Follow me on Twitter: @angiemason1
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