02/04/14: Jennifer Alldredge

5 Maryland Schools to Win $1,000 through PowerSavers Challenge

The Alliance's PowerSave Schools program and Associate Member Lockheed Martin are partnering to bring an energy saving competition to Maryland's schools.

Schools covering grades 6-12 all across Maryland are eligible to enter the Maryland PowerSavers Challenge by registering and competing against other schools to get the most energy-savings pledges OR create the coolest video about saving energy - or both!

Student Participation

Students can help their schools win the challenge by collecting energy saving pledges or by creating a winning energy efficiency outreach video, and schools that do both activities double their chances of winning. Students at participating schools in grades 6-12 will receive access to flipped lessons  on how to perform an energy audit at their school. Additional resources for the challenege can be found on the Maryland PowerSavers Challenege website.

Challenge Dates

The competition runs February 16 through April 15, with registration to enter the contest closing on April 11.

Challenge Prizes

Each participating school will be in the running to win one of five $1,000 prizes, an energy diagnostic toolkit, and a full day of student energy audit training.  Representatives from winning schools will also receive a behind the scenes tour of the USA Science and Engineering Festival April 26-27.

How to Enter

  1. Register for the Maryland PowerSavers Challenge
  2. Perform an Energy Audit at your school (Optional, but recommended in order to come up with pledges)
  3. Come up with an Energy Action Plan (Optional)
  4. Collect pledges and/or make an energy efficiency outreach video
  5. Submit your Energy Pledges and/or Video

Award Categories

  • Most pledged energy savings, high school
  • Most pledged energy savings, middle school
  • Best outreach video, high school
  • Best outreach video, middle school
  • Largest energy savings per student

Winning schools will be chosen by a panel of Lockheed Martin judges.

For more information on the challenge, visit the Maryland PowerSavers Challenge website.