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The Eversource Challenge is a program for K–12 students living in an Eversource electric community. It invites students to showcase their knowledge on saving energy, energy-efficient technologies, and sustainability through various challenges.
The Eversource Challenge is open to all students in grades K–12 in towns served by Eversource (see “List of Eligible Communities”, below). The program offers grade-specific challenges ranging from poster-making for first graders to developing an energy-efficiency action plan for high school students. We encourage teachers and administrators to promote the program in their classrooms and schools. To see the challenge for each grade, visit our assignments section.
At the end of the program, finalists from each grade and one guest are honored at a special awards ceremony.
Judges base their decisions on the use of accurate and scientific facts, creativity, readability, persuasiveness, originality and appearance. Students’ submissions are judged against those from the same grade levels in their community. Entries containing violence or other inappropriate content will be disqualified.
Each grade has first-, second- and third-place winners. In the case of winning groups, each student receives his or her own prize.
$400 Amazon™ gift card*
$250 Amazon™ gift card*
$100 Amazon™ gift card*
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*All prizes subject to change.
The Eversource Challenge gives students grade-specific assignments that showcase their energy knowledge with a focus on four core values:
Reducing or going without a service to save energy.
Technologies that have been developed to save energy.
Using less energy to provide the same service.
Not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance.
Students can locate their grade on the list below and follow the instructions for the assignment. Don’t forget: The registration deadline is end of day Monday, May 17th, 2021, and all entries must be received or postmarked by Friday, May 21st, 2021.
Registration has ended. Registration will open again on November 2nd, 2020.
If you would like to be notified when registration opens, please enter your information below.
After your registration has been received, you will receive an email explaining the submission instructions. Grades K–7 and 9–12 must mail their entries to the address below, and grade 8 must upload their entries online. Please submit only the entries that you registered. Entries must be postmarked or submitted no later than Friday, May 21st, 2021.
ATTN: Scott Halstead
P.O. Box 2353
South Hamilton, MA 01982-9998