I am delighted today to be partnering with British Gas and their Generation Green competition where budding young artists across the country are being challenged to design a comic strip for the chance to win an energy makeover for their school worth up to £50,000 from British Gas.
As part of the Generation Green Smart Power competition, school children aged 7-11 across England, Wales and Scotland are being asked to draw a cartoon showing British Gas mascot, Wilbur, demonstrating how to save energy with a smart meter.
The winning comic strip will be chosen by three judges, including Nigel Parkinson, an artist at the world famous comic, The Beano.
The winning school will receive a £50,000 energy makeover and the winning pupil will also get a trip to London to visit the Science Museum and an iPad. For the competition’s two runners up, there will be £25,000 worth of energy saving technology up for grabs, along with other great prizes.
About The Generation Green Competition
In their comic strip, schoolchildren will be asked to show how using smart meters could save energy in the home. British Gas is leading the smart meter roll-out, and the Government wants every household to be offered smart meters by 2020. Smart Meters mean that people can see how much gas and electric they are using in real time and the cost in pounds and pence. This can really help people take control of their energy usage and hopefully lower their bills.
The competition aims to get children thinking creatively about how they use and save energy so they better understand the benefits of smart meters.
Entries will be shortlisted from 11 competition regions. One design per region will go through to the national final. It is such a great competition and prize, so why not let your children’s school know about the Generation Green competition. There are lesson plans, games and videos to help get the class engaged.
Since 2010 The British Gas Generation Green programme has invested £18 million in installing energy-saving equipment for schools.
Full terms and conditions can be found by visiting generationgreen.co.uk