2016 Calendar of Energy Conservation
Our houses leak, our light bulbs produce more heat than illumination, our big
screen TV sets draw power when they are turned off, and that's just the start
of it. Combine that with the fact that the average size home built in the U.S.
has increased significantly in recent decades-from 1,500-square-feet in 1970 to
2,600-square-feet in 2014-one can begin to see why energy costs are on the
rise. Utility customers can save money and cut energy consumption by 10-50
percent, merely by taking sensible, practical steps to use energy more
Since 1995, Kissimmee Utility Authority has
offered an annual art contest, alternating themes between energy conservation
and electrical safety. We emphasize conservation through this initiative
because research conducted by the utility shows that key conservation messages
delivered early in life help establish a lifetime of good conservation
KUA invites Osceola County students to use the
power of art to promote energy conservation in our 22nd annual calendar art
contest. The annual talent hunt is open to students enrolled in kindergarten
through grade 5, including public, private and homeschooled students. Students
are asked to use crayons, markers, paints or computer-generated graphics to
depict an energy conservation message in their entry.
A panel of judges will select twelve entries --
one for each calendar month -- that will be featured in our 2016 printed wall
calendar. The 12 winners will each receive $150 cash. One grand prize winner
will be selected from the twelve winners and he/she will have their name and
artwork added to a KUA vehicle for one year for the entire community to see.
The grand winner will also be featured on the calendar's cover. Each student
who submits artwork will receive a letter of appreciation and a small prize.
In addition, the grand winner's school will
receive $750 in art supplies and the school with the most total student entries
will receive $500 in art supplies.
Entries must be received by
Friday, November 20, 2015.