Since 1997 Energy Share has sponsored an annual art contest for all fourth grade students in Montana.
The purpose is to raise awareness among and educate elementary school children about Energy Share and why it exists. It is also Energy Share’s hope that through its art contest more families will become aware of the need for and existence of heating assistance among the low-income in our state.
Teachers: When submitting entries please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your name
- School name, mailing address and phone number
- Number of students in your class
Winners will be announced no later than February 15, 2024.
Fourth grade students should draw a picture of what Energy Share means to them. This could be a picture of people or a person who is in need of Energy Share help or who has just received help from Energy Share.
Each picture should have the artist’s name, grade, school and teacher’s name legibly on the front in a lower corner or on the back. If this information is not on either the front or the back of the picture, it will be disqualified.
Pictures are to be drawn on paper that is between 8 ½”x 11” and 9”x12”. (This size ensures that no part of the picture is cut off when it is reduced to postcard size.) If the pictures are drawn on any paper smaller or larger than the specified sizes, they will be disqualified.
The Energy Share Local Committee will choose three pictures from all the local 4th grade entries. These pictures will then be entered in the statewide contest. The first place picture in the statewide contest will be shrunk down to postcard size and used as thank-you cards beginning July 1 for people who have made donations to Energy Share of Montana.
At the statewide level, first prize is $75, second prize is $50 and third prize is $25 for the students. Teachers of first, second and third place winners will receive a gift card of $75, $50 and $25 respectively with the request it be used for classroom supplies. The classrooms of the three winners will get a pizza party as well!
All entries must be postmarked on or before November 30, 2023. For information on where to send the entries, email email@example.com and provide the town from where the entries will be.
All entries will be the property of Energy Share of Montana.
The first place drawing will be displayed on a billboard in, or as close as possible to, the winner’s community.
For more information, call the Energy Share statewide office at 406-442-4900 or 1-888-779-7589.