Value of Electricity Schools’ Competition

Win €500 (or £ equivalent) for your school! Tell us what electricity means to you

The Electricity Association of Ireland (EAI) is inviting primary and secondary school pupils (age 9 to 15) to produce a short video, vime or poster that highlights the value of electricity.

EAI is launching its 'Value of Electricity Schools' Competition' from its stand at the first Green Schools Expo 2016, which takes place today at the RDS in Dublin.

EAI Chief Executive Owen Wilson said:

"Global warming means we all need to change both the type of energy we use and the way we use it to heat our homes, drive our buses and cars, watch our favourite shows and games and talk to our family and friends.

"EAI would like the views of your class on how electricity can help bring about this change."

In planning your short film, vime or poster you may want to think about the value of electricity in one or more of the following settings:

  • Your everyday life today, for example how you use electricity in your home or school, or
  • Your future; will you use electricity to do more things 20 years from now?

Please don’t let our ideas limit what you think; be as creative as possible to help spread your ideas!

The winning class will receive €500 (or £ equivalent) for their school. The winning entry along with two runners up will appear on the EAI website, credited to the pupils and schools concerned.

Please read and follow the competition guidelines before submitting an entry.

The deadline for receiving entries is Friday 03 June 2016.

The competition is open to pupils in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Please contact EAI with any queries (+353 1 5241046).

Background materials

DCENR's White Paper - Ireland's Transition to a Low Carbon Energy Future

DETI NI Strategic Energy Framework 2010 – 2020

EAI & EY Report 'Powering the economy - a new energy focus'