Posters handed in for municipal Poster Competition on Energy Sustainability

The ten schools taking part in the George Municipality’s Poster Competition on Energy Sustainability are all very excited to find out who the winners will be, after finishing off their posters this week and handing them in.

According to Thabo Yiga, Coordinator of the competition from the Directorate of Electrotechnical Services, some schools handed in more than one poster. The team made the decision to accept all of the posters submitted, and extended the deadline for submission for fairness, to allow the remaining participating schools to add to their posters. The final day for submissions is today, Tuesday, 25 May 2021.

“Judging by the quality of the posters we’ve already received, these kids are so talented! We cannot wait to see the others,” Yiga said. He thanked the schools in advance for participating and doing such a good job. Learners are meant to reflect their understanding of Energy Sustainability in the poster. The Electrotechnical Services Directorate provided art to the participating schools.

George Municipality is part of the Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management (EEDSM) programme funded by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy. The Municipality received grant funding of R4.5 million for the solar PV project at the George Municipality Main Building parking area and part of the requirements is to spend 1% of that grant funding on creating an energy awareness campaign.

The selection criteria for the winning poster is as follows:

(a) does the message conveyed show the learners understanding of the topic, and is it factually correct?
(b) is the poster neat, organised and well presented?

George Municipality will retain the posters on completion of the competition. Enquiries about the competition can be send to Thabo Yiga on tyiga@george.gov.za

The winning school will receive a prize to the value of R5 000, and the winning poster for each High and Primary School, will be advertised in the George Herald Newspaper.  All participating learners will receive goody bags as tokens of appreciation.

Sustainable energy is power which is able to be replenished within a human lifetime and so cause no long-term damage to the environment. Sustainable energy includes all renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, biomass, geothermal, wind, wave, tidal and solar energies.

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