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Kids to design energy-saving comic strip

Children across Britain have the chance to win an energy makeover worth up to £50,000 for their school

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | October 02, 2016 | Sustainability

Budding young artists across Britain are being challenged to design a comic strip in a bid to win an energy makeover for their school worth up to £50,000 from British Gas.

As part of the Generation Green Smarter Power competition, school children aged 7-11 are being asked to draw a cartoon showing British Gas mascot, Wilbur, demonstrating how to save energy with smart meters.

The winning comic strip will be chosen by three judges, including Nigel Parkinson, artist at the world famous comic, The Beano. The nationwide competition is now open and entries will be accepted until January 2017.

In their comic strip, schoolchildren will be asked to show how using smart meters could save energy in the home. British Gas is leading the smart meter roll-out, and the Government wants every household to be offered smart meters by 2020. 

Our Smarter Power competition is a fantastic opportunity for children across Britain to get creative and show us their imaginative ideas to save energy with smart meters

The competition aims to get children thinking creatively about how they use and save energy so they better understand the benefits of smart meters. 

Nigel Parkinson said: “I can’t wait to see the kids’ entries – they always have great ideas! I'd really like to see comic strips telling a fun and lively energy-saving story with plenty of good humor showing how homes can benefit from smart meters.”

Abi Robins from British Gas added: “Our Smarter Power competition is a fantastic opportunity for children across Britain to get creative and show us their imaginative ideas to save energy with smart meters.

“We’re giving away a huge prize worth up to £50,000, which will transform the winning school with energy-saving technology, plus we’ll send the comic strip winner to the Science Museum, to inspire them further about technology and being ‘green’. So, get your pens, pencils and crayons at the ready and draw us your best efforts. Entries are open now!” 

W: www.generationgreen.co.uk

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