From the simplistic drawings of a first-grader to intricate sketches from a junior-high student, our THINK! ENERGY with E-power® Bright Ideas Energy Efficiency Student Poster Contest always brings out amazing creativity.

This year did not disappoint.

We had about 1,700 entries from schools across our service territory, a 10,000-square-mile area that includes all or part of 29 counties in central and eastern Pennsylvania. When we think about all the young minds out there concentrating on what it means to be energy efficient, it brings a smile.

These youngsters are energy users, for sure, but they’re also the homeowners of tomorrow. It’s important to us as a utility to help students learn how to use energy in the smartest way. It’s good for them, good for their families, and good for the planet!

Images and messaging from the winning posters this year include air-drying laundry, LED light bulbs, phantom energy, microwave use and much, much more. Just looking at these great posters will inspire you to save where you live and work. Our thanks go out to all the kids who spent their time and creativity to send such great messages.

Our contest was broken down into three age categories — K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. The grand prize winner in each category received $500 and that student’s teacher also received a $500 classroom grant. The winner’s classmates also won because the class got to choose between a pizza or ice cream party up to $100.

Finalists in each age grouping received $200 and their class also had the option of a pizza or ice cream party.

Here’s the list of our winners:
Grand Prize: John Vovakes, Priestly Elementary, Sunbury
Finalist: Kelsey Persons, Selinsgrove Elementary, Selinsgrove
Finalist: Hannah Taney, Elmwood Elementary, Mechanicsburg
Finalist: Scarlett Muklewicz, Isaac Tripp Elementary, Scranton


Grades 3-5
Grand Prize: Dylan DiPasquale, Tobyhanna Elementary Center, Pocono Pines
Finalist: Lauren Mark, Elmwood Elementary, Mechanicsburg

Finalist: Devon Byers, Greenwood Elementary, Millerstown

Finalist: Gavin Fegley, Greenwood Elementary, Millerstown









Grade 6-8
Grand Prize: Kelly McMahan, Springhouse Middle School, Allentown
Finalist: Ronak Singh, Springhouse Middle School, Allentown
Finalist: Dylin Bellis, Millersburg Middle School, Millersburg
Finalist: Shantel Wenger, Landisville Middle School, Landisvillle