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MLGW Sponsors Energy Awareness Poster Art Contest
September 19, 2012

Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is once again sponsoring its annual Energy Awareness Poster Contest for Memphis and Shelby County students.

The contest theme is “Energy Awareness and Energy Conservation.” The deadline for submitting entries is Friday, Nov. 30.

The poster contest is open to students in grades K-12 in Shelby County. The goal is to give students the opportunity to learn and share ideas about saving energy The poster contest will be judged in three categories: elementary school (grades K-5), middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12). The entries will be judged on their ability to clearly and creatively communicate the theme "saving energy." MLGW will oversee the judging of the artwork.

Each category winner will receive a $125 award and an energy-saving kit. Each winner's teacher will receive a $125 gift certificate to the Art Center and an energy-saving kit. Home schooled students will need validation from their parent/instructor. All contestants will receive a certificate of participation, and all entries become property of MLGW and may be used for future energy-saving promotional purposes.

Entries must be the original artwork of the student submitting the entry; photographs and computer-generated artwork will not be accepted. Contestants will submit their artwork to the art teacher at their participating school.

Interested students should contact their school's art teachers, or their school system's representatives: Gregg Coats (Memphis City Schools) at, Amanda Galbraith (Shelby County Schools) at and Felicia Pete (Home, Parochial, Private, Charter, Montessori and Independent schools) at

More information, rules and entry forms can be found on MLGW’s Web site at or call (901) 528-4820 ext 3090 (Monday through Friday.)

MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 429,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.