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Iowa Energy Poster Contest entries to be judged March 21 at UNI's CEEE

March 18, 2003

Trinity Naden, project manager, Iowa Energy Poster Contest, (319) 273-2573
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– Judges from around the state will gather Friday, March 21, at the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) to judge the more than 350 entries in the 11th annual Iowa Energy Poster Contest.

Students throughout Iowa, in grades one through six, were invited to submit poster designs that reflect energy conservation and renewal to their local utility companies, with local winners forwarded to the state competition. Students in communities without a local utility submitted their entries directly to the state level.

Two winners will be selected from each grade to win a plaque and a $100 savings bond. Their posters will be part of a Traveling Energy Art Gallery that goes to schools around the state as well as the State Capitol.

Judges will be Keith Kutz and Amy Myers from the Iowa Energy Center in Ames, which is funding the contest as part of a three-year grant; Claire Stigliani, a UNI art major from Cedar Falls; Margaret Bishop from Bishop Energy Engineering, Northwood; Amy Schuster from Cedar Falls Utilities; and Michael Adams, Department of Natural Resources, Des Moines.

UNI coordinators for the competition, all from the CEEE, are Bill Stigliani, CEEE director; Pat Higby, energy educator; and Trinity Naden, project manager and a UNI student from Malaysia, who is majoring in finance and accounting.