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eesmarts™ contest gives Connecticut students the opportunity to creatively promote energy efficient and renewable energy technologies

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (June 6, 2015) – Energize Connecticut, in partnership with Eversource and The United Illuminating Company (UI), announced the winners of its eleventh annual eesmarts™ Student Contest during a special ceremony held at the State Capitol on Friday, June 5. 

The contest gives Connecticut students in grades K-12 the opportunity to showcase their “energy smarts” about energy-saving, renewable energy, and sustainability through various media forms. This year’s contest received more than 700 submissions, and the 32 finalists represented 19 cities and towns across the state. 

This year’s ceremony attracted more than 100 students, parents and energy efficiency supporters in celebration of the students’ hard work. Governor Dannel Malloy, Robert Klee, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), along with state senators, state representatives and representatives from Eversource and UI were in attendance to congratulate the winners. 

For all grade levels, first prize winners receive a $400 Amazon Gift Card, second prize winners receive a $250 Amazon Gift Card, and third prize winners receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card. 

For more information about the contest, please visit 

About Energize Connecticut:

Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Connecticut Green Bank, the State, and your local electric and gas utilities, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE.