Seattle City Light is looking for young artists to participate in a Shrinking Bigfoot art contest. The utility is asking them to share their ideas for shrinking their carbon footprints by reducing their energy consumption.
“Using electricity wisely reduces your impact on the environment and saves you money,” Superintendent Jorge Carrasco said. “I’m looking forward to seeing how the young people in our community illustrate this important point.”
(Watch a short video for the Shrinking Bigfoot Calendar Contest on our Facebook page.)
Twelve grand prize winners will have their artwork featured in a calendar that will be sold to benefit Project Share, City Light’s emergency utility assistance program. Project Share provides one-time assistance to people who need help with their utility bill.
Grand prize winners also will receive a one-year family membership of their choice to either Woodland Park Zoo, the Pacific Science Center, the Seattle Aquarium or the Seattle Children’s Museum; a science kit filled with 125 green science projects; and a Skagit River boat tour for up to four family members.
Every child who participates will receive a Seattle City Light backpack complete with a safety flashlight and tips on saving energy and preparing for a power outage.
To enter, an artist must live in Seattle City Light’s service territory and be in grade 3-6. The entry must by original artwork by the student, no electronic entries. It must be signed by a parent or guardian who is a City Light customer. Only one entry per student. Complete rules, energy tips and entry forms are available on City Light’s contest page at http://www.seattle.gov/light/contest/
Entries are due by 4 p.m. Oct. 12. Send them to
Seattle City Light Calendar Contest, SMT MS-3210, P.O. Box 34023, Seattle, WA 98124-4023
Or, you can drop it off at:
Seattle City Light – Main Location, Seattle Municipal Tower – Floor 32, 700 Fifth Avenue (Fifth & Columbia), Seattle, WA
Seattle City Light has shared free interactive Shrinking Bigfoot assemblies with schools throughout our service territories, helping hundreds of teachers and students learn about climate change and what they can do to reduce their impact on our environment. Learn more about the program at http://www2.seattle.gov/exploreenergy/
Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.