Igniting Creative Energy Challenge seeks students ideas

Students throughout North America can win a trip to Washington D.C., win a $1,000 for their school, or other prizes by submitting their creative energy ideas to the ninth annual Igniting Creative Energy (ICE) Challenge.

The National Energy Foundation and Johnson Controls are currently inviting kindergarten through 12th grade students to submit innovative ideas on energy and the environment to the national competition. The ICE Challenge is a program developed to encourage students to share creative ideas that save energy and help conserve the environment. Since 2002, more than 13,000 students have participated for a chance to win national and state prizes, including a grand prize trip to Washington D.C., MP3 players, and $1,000 grants for their schools. This year, all qualifying submissions received before the *early bird* deadline of January 30, 2010 will be eligible to win one of several prizes that promote living in a more sustainable manner. Regular entry deadline is Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.

Bob Poulson, president of the National Energy Foundation says "The Igniting Creative Energy Challenge aligns with our mission to cultivate and promote future energy leaders. It provides participants an opportunity to make a positive impact in their communities through environmental and energy awareness."

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