Rules and regulations are still being considered and are subject to change.

A growing energy crisis and a national discussion about the future of our natural resources are bringing the impact of our energy choices on the environment closer to home. What can we, as individuals, do to make a difference?

That is the question the Igniting Creative Energy Challenge encourages teachers in North America to ask their students. Open to students K-12 in qualifying school districts, the Challenge is an educational competition designed to motivate students to learn more about energy and the environment.

Three students will win a hosted trip to Washington, D.C. for a fun and educational experience.

The Challenge to students is simple:

Step 1– Learn how individuals’ own wise energy choices and environmental stewardship can help reduce energy and water consumption and improve the communities in which they live.

Step 2– Ignite your creative energy to explore new and creative ways to make a difference in the way you use energy and water.

Step 3 – Use your creative talents to communicate your energy ideas and actions to others.

Student entries must reflect the theme “energy and water efficiency” and demonstrate an understanding of what an individual, family or group can do to make a difference in their home, school or community. Students are encouraged to express their ideas in any creative form such as documented science projects, essays, stories, artwork, photographs, music, video, website projects, etc.