KISSIMMEE, Fla., Sept. 7, 2011 – Kissimmee Utility Authority invites students to use the power of art to promote energy conservation in the utility’s 18th annual calendar art contest.
The annual talent hunt is open to Osceola County 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 local judges will select the twelve best entries – one for each calendar month – which will be featured in the utility’s 2012 full-color wall calendar.
Each student who submits an entry will be honored with a letter of appreciation, a small prize and a copy of the calendar. The twelve winning students will have their artwork featured in the 2012 calendar and receive a $100 cash prize. A grand winner, selected from the 12 winning students, will have his/her name and artwork affixed to a KUA vehicle for one year and be featured on the calendar cover!
To further encourage participation, the grand winner’s school will receive $500 in art supplies, and the school with the most total entries in the contest will receive $250 in art supplies.
The official entry form and contest details are available on the utility’s website at www.kua.com/calendar.
The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.
Founded in 1901, KUA (http://kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.
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Chris M. Gent