Creative Writing Contest Powers Up Student Learning

STATE – Celebrate NJ has announced the “Powered by the Sun” Creative Writing Contest, a fun and engaging challenge that allows students to use their creativity to demonstrate what they’ve learned about the many ways we all benefit from the power of the sun.

Individual New Jersey students, groups and classes in kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to enter their stories, poems, songs, skits, plays and video scripts that demonstrate the ways solar energy benefits life around them. Entries may also include pictures, drawings, paintings, collages, etc., that illustrate their written work.

The Powered by the Sun Creative Writing Contest allows students to develop their language arts literacy, creative writing and presentation skills while also helping students to learn and understand the benefits of solar power. The website contains valuable resources for students and teachers, and features curriculum based learning in science and language arts literacy with resources and links prepared by a professional children’s librarian.

Through this contest, Celebrate NJ hopes to inspire students begin to see themselves as future stewards of New Jersey and the planet. Winners and honorable mention recipients will be recognized at the Garden State Green Fest on Friday, March 23, at Kean University. Awards for top submissions will include “Mad Science” presentations for classes, and tickets to science-related venues around New Jersey.

All students in Grades K-5 are eligible to enter. Entries will be accepted through an online portal on the website from individual, groups or classes of students. The entry deadline is Friday, March 2, and selections will be announced by Tuesday, March 13.

Powered by the Sun is made possible by support from Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) and Petra Solar. Rules and contest details are available on:

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