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Seeking Young Artists Who Know How to Shrink a Carbon Bigfoot

Shrinking-Bigfoot-logo-WEBSeattle City Light is looking for students in grades 3 to 6 to participate in the 2nd Annual Shrinking Bigfoot Calendar Contest. The utility is asking kids to share their ideas on how to shrink their carbon footprints through energy conservation. Entries are due by October 11 at 4 p.m.

“Young people can make a difference for our environment and save their parents money by using electricity wisely,” Seattle City Light General Manager Jorge Carrasco said. “I’m looking forward to seeing how their art illustrates this important point and encourages others to join in.”

Twelve grand prize winners will be chosen by a group of local celebrity judges. Winners will have their artwork featured in a calendar that will be sold to benefit Project Share, City Light’s one-time emergency utility assistance program that helps people in need with their electricity bill.

Grand prize winners will also receive a special family fun prize from the Pacific Science Center and Woodland Park Zoo.

To enter, students must live in Seattle City Light’s service territory and be in grades 3-6. The entry must be original artwork by the student, no electronic entries. The entry form must be signed by a parent or guardian. Only one entry per student allowed. Complete rules, energy tips and entry forms are available on City Light’s contest page.

Entries are due by October 11 at 4 p.m. Send original artwork to
Seattle City Light Calendar Contest
SMT MS-3210
P.O. Box 34023
Seattle, WA98124-4023

Or, you can drop it off at:
SeattleCity Light – Main Location,
SeattleMunicipalTower – Floor 32,
700 Fifth Avenue (Fifth & Columbia),
Seattle, WA98112
Seattle City Light provides free interactive Shrinking Bigfoot assemblies with schools throughout its service territory. This program helps hundreds of teachers and students learn about climate change and what students can do to reduce their impact on our environment. Learn more about the program here.

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.