After tapping the creativity of energy-conscious schoolchildren from throughout the state, the California Energy Commission today announced 16 winners for its 2012 Energy Calendar contest. Corporate funding provides each student with a U.S. Savings Bond and their artwork prominently displayed on the 2012 Energy Calendar. The Commission received nearly 2,000 student entries in the 23rd annual competition.
The winning artworks offer fresh, unique illustrations of how common, everyday decisions in using energy leads to a cleaner, brighter energy future.
"I am impressed by the artistic talent, imagination, and creativity of the students' artwork," says Energy Commission Executive Director Melissa Jones. "Their ability to visually depict the importance of renewable energy to power California and how energy from the sun, wind, and other natural resources is making a difference is shown in every drawing or painting."
The winning artwork touched on subjects that included cities powered entirely by solar energy; windmills shown on farms and in cities; and the importance of using energy efficient light bulbs.
The winning art collection illustrates the Energy Commission's 2012 Energy Calendar and is featured on Energy Quest, the Commission's award-winning website for kids. Contestants were encouraged to visit this virtual classroom where teachers, students, and parents can learn the importance of everyday energy-saving opportunities and explore some of the world's most innovative energy technologies.
Corporate funding provides each student with a U.S. Savings Bond and their artwork prominently displayed on the 2012 Energy Calendar. Teachers of the winning artists will also receive a cash award for purchasing classroom materials. Please note that the Student's last names have been abbreviated to protect their privacy. Winners of the 2012 Energy Calendar contest are:
* Amaya R., Railroad Canyon Elementary School, Lake Elsinore
* Ryan O., Laurelwood Elementary School, Santa Clara
* Ally C., Litel Elementary School, Chino Hills
* Tiffany L., Ling Art Studio, Castro Valley
* Michelle L., Hidden Hills Elementary School, San Ramon
* Lora S., Vail Ranch Middle School, Temecula
* Jennifer Z., Blandford Elementary School, Rowland Heights
* Grace P., Fallon Middle School, Dublin
* Michelle C., Jane L. Stanford Middle School, Palo Alto
* Hannah C., CA School of Art & Design, Campbell
* Ji Seon L., Etiwanda Intermediate School, Rancho Cucamonga
* Jenny K., CA School of Art & Design, Pleasanton
* Vivian H., Westmont Elementary School, Pomona
* Kayla M., Lockeford Elementary School, Lockeford
* Hanna M., Coyote Valley Elementary School, Middletown
* Ciara R., Adelante Charter School, Santa Barbara
The winning artwork can be seen at: