For Immediate Release: September 5, 1996
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler -- 916 - 654-4989

Wanted: Young Artists To Put
Some Energy into Cyberspace

How can a young artist have artwork featured on the Internet?

How does a California state agency find award-winning graphics to illustrate its Homepage on the Internet?

The answer to both questions can be found on the Internet at Energy Quest, the only place in cyberspace solely dedicated to energy education at

It's where third through eighth grade students can get all the information they need to enter the California Energy Commission's "Energy Awareness Month" calendar contest.

Energy Quest is also a virtual "classroom" where teachers, students and parents can explore some of the world's most innovative energy technologies -- and have a lot of fun along the way! Games, puzzles, math, sample science experiments and even a stroll through an "Energy Hall of Fame" offer a lively, interactive route to learning about conservation, safety and alternative energy sources.

Don't Wait!

The contest is about to start!

Winners of this year's "Energy Awareness Month" contest will have their designs featured on Energy Quest and on the Commission's 1997 calendar which will be "downloadable" from the Internet for the world to admire. Parents, teachers, and students are encouraged to visit Energy Quest to see first-hand how the artwork of previous contest winners has been interspersed throughout energy educational materials.

Entries to the Energy Awareness Month contest must be received by the Commission no earlier than October 1, 1996, and no later than October 31, 1996.

Completed artwork should be sent to:

Energy Awareness Month Contest
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS29
Sacramento, CA 95814

Other rules are:

Corporate sponsors of the 1996 Energy Awareness Month contest include Micrografx, the Sacramento Bee and Videodiscovery. These companies will underwrite the Commission's efforts to underscore the economic and environmental importance of energy.

Winners will receive Micrografx's Crayola Art Studio 2 and Videodiscovery's Science Sleuths CDs to recognize their contribution to the California Energy Commission's 1997 Energy Awareness calendar contest.

Crayola Art Studio 2 includes a collection of coloring book that can be filled in onscreen using electronic markers and crayons. Videodiscovery's Science Sleuths disc challenges children to apply analytical talents to solve scientific mysteries. The Sacramento Bee will also provide a "prize bag" for each contest winner.

Questions about the 1996 "Energy Awareness Month" calendar contest should be directed to Mary Ann Costamagna at the Commission's Media and Communications Office, (916) 653-0378.


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