2016 National Grid Art Contest Results
“Here With You – Here For You” Art Contest Results
The Green Education Foundation and National Grid have teamed up to launch the “Here With You – Here For You” campaign based upon National Grid's tagline of same name.
This sustainability education contest called on K-5 classrooms throughout National Grid’s regions in Massachusetts, upstate and downstate New York and Rhode Island to submit colorful artwork depicting how students are “Here With You (aka Our Planet) – Here For You (aka Mother Nature)” in support of preserving our precious natural resources. The contest is twofold in that in addition to the winning student entries, the teachers with the most compelling submissions will win as well! Each month, from December 2015 to March 2016, a teacher was selected and awarded an assortment of prizes including gift cards, tee-shirts and, for those in Massachusetts, tickets to popular local favorites: The Museum of Science and New England Aquarium for their entire classroom.
Thank you for your entries, and congratulations to our Grand Prize and Regional Prize Winners!
One grand prizewinner was chosen for each of National Grid’s regions. In addition to reusable bags, these four participants in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Downstate New York and Upstate New York each won $250 to help introduce more sustainability activities, projects, initiatives and more into their classrooms. Our grand prizewinners were chosen based on how the students illustrated the importance of sustainability and why it’s important in our everyday lives.
Rhode Island – Grand Prize Winners
George West Elementary School, Providence, RI
Teacher: Lorice J. Daignault
Massachusetts – Grand Prize Winner
Frank M. Silvia Elementary School, Fall River, MA
Teacher: P. Defusco Cabral
Grade Level: 3rd
Upstate New York – Grand Prize Winner
Granby Elementary School North, Fulton, NY
Teacher: Karen Murdoch
Grade Level: 3rd
Downstate New York – Grand Prize Winner
IS 234 Cunningham, Brooklyn, NY
Teacher: Judy O’Brien
In addition to our four grand prizewinners, there were also regional winners for each month leading up to Earth Week.
These classrooms were recognized for their continuous support of sustainability education and great artwork portraying the importance of sustainability in our every day lives. Along with the Grand Prize winners, these schools received passes to the New England Aquarium, Boston Museum of Science or the Planetarium. These classrooms, as well as all other submissions, received reusable bags for all their students.
Teacher: Tina Lelli
Teacher: Mrs. Perry
Teacher: Susan Lahiff
Teacher: Melissa Damiani
Teacher: Mrs. Leporacci
Teacher: Marie Ross