Creative youngsters in Nottinghamshire are being asked to produce a 60 second broadcast advert on saving energy as part of the new nationwide ‘E.ON uCreate Competition’.
The competition is open to primary and secondary schools as well as youth groups. Entrants are invited to write, produce, record and submit a minute-long TV or radio advert encouraging people to save energy at home.
Creators of the advert selected as the overall winning entry will have their submission professionally produced by major broadcasting company UTV Media. The ad will then feature on E.ON’s YouTube channel, with the successful group or school also winning an iPad.
Amy Cross, Senior Community Relations Executive, at E.ON, said: “Our competition gives youngsters the chance to use their artistic skills and get a real insight into how the advertising world works, while also encouraging them and their local communities to use no more energy than they need.
“We’re keen for local youngsters to get inspired, innovative and imaginative and want to get as many schools and youth groups involved as possible. There are lots of ways that people can save energy at home and we can’t wait to start judging the entries.”
E.ON has teamed up with uCreate to run the competition. uCreate provides youngsters with a work-related introduction to the tools of the media. The competition is part of E.ON’s commitment to helping educate communities about energy and how to better control their energy use.
Adam Stebbing, Community Partnership Project Manager at uCreate, said: “Saving energy is a really important topic at the moment so it’s great that we can work with E.ON to give young people this unique real world opportunity. Together we’re offering kids a great chance to get involved with two of the UK’s biggest industries – media and energy.”
The competition is open for applications until Friday 23rd May. Interested schools and youth groups should visit ucreateproject.com to register and for Terms and Conditions.