Imagining Tomorrow, Alt. Energy Futures HS contest

Submitted by Imagining Tomorrow
2006-12-06 16:11:48

Imagining Tomorrow: Alternate Energy Futures student contests: The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) in conjunction with The Foresight Project is happy to announce that the Imagining Tomorrow: Alternate Energy Futures student contests will be held again this school year. All high-school students, including public, private, and home-school students, are eligible to enter. In addition to the creative writing contest piloted last year, videos will also be included this year. There will be three categories in the video class: Public Service Announcement (30-60 seconds), Shorts (4-6 minutes), and Full-length (20-30 minutes).
Teachers can use an essay or video contests as a part of a classroom curriculum, an honors or extra credit project, or they can encourage students to enter on their own.
Fifteen finalists will be chosen in the written category, and ten finalists will be chosen in the video category. Deadline for entries is midnight March 18, 2007, with finalists announced April 22, 2007 and a state awards reception to be held in early May. Awards will consist of cash prizes for the winners as well as certificate of achievements for all of the finalists.
All details including resources for students and teachers, as well as starting point ideas, will be available on the 2006/07 website, at the beginning of December. In the interim, one can see the details of the 2006 program at
Collaborations and team projects are allowed and even encouraged, especially for the videos. Contest entries may also be used to earn a Clean Green Energy or Wind Wisdom award certificate—NESEA award programs that help youth learn about current renewable energy use in their community and spread the news through a community service project.
For instance, a video could document classmates organizing a museum display, interviewing a neighbor who uses renewable energy, or documenting an Envirothon or wind energy education project. For more information on NESEA’s award certificate programs, go to:
For more information, please contact the Program Director, Mary Essary at itomorrow {at], or Chris Mason, Education Director at cmason {at]

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