For immediate release: May 31, 2002
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Winners Chosen in Energy Commission's 2003 Art Contest
Sacramento -- Artwork by 12 California students has been
selected in the California Energy Commission's 2003 Energy
Quest Calendar Contest.
The drawings, paintings and posters by the 12 young
artists will illustrate the Energy 2003 Calendar to be
printed by the Energy Commission later this year. In
addition, the art will be displayed on the Commission's new
Energy Quest website that debuted this week.
Each student selected in the contest will receive a $200
United States Savings Bond.
In this year's contest, over 2,300 entries were received
from students in grades three through eight.
"Choosing the winning entries was a daunting task," said
Energy Commissioner Robert Pernell. "Winning entries were
selected not only on the basis of artistic ability, but also
on the artist's understanding of energy and the message they
sought to convey."
"In light of the energy problems that California
experienced last year, it's understandable that conservation
was a major theme for this year's artists. Students are also
aware of the many ways our State makes electricity, giving
California the most diverse energy supply in the nation,"
Winning students from Southern California include:
- Ankur Bhattacharya, a fifth grader at Ruby Drive Elementary School, Placentia
- Garrett Spencer, a third grader at Chaparral Elementary School, Ladera Ranch
- Kathryn Toombs, a fourth grader at Golden Hills Elementary School, Techachapi
- Yui Yano, an eighth grader at Ridgecrest Middle School, Rancho Palos Verde
- Christopher (Hyun) Yi, a fifth grader at Monterey Hills School, South Pasadena
Winning students from Northern California are:
- Kathryn Collett, an eighth grader at Washington Manor Middle School, San Leandro
- David Conlin, a sixth grader at Pleasant Hill Middle School, Pleasant Hill
- Florence Crary, a sixth grader at Washington Manor Middle School, San Leandro
- Liz Mundee, an eighth grader at Templeton Middle School, Templeton
- Alex Nelson, an eighth grader at Camerado Springs Middle School, Cameron Park
- Julie Nguyen, a sixth grader at Curtner Elementary School, Milpitas
- Karl Weiss, a fifth grader at Plainfield Elementary School, Woodland
The winning art from this year's contest and from previous year's competitions is online at:
The student art gallery is part of the Energy Commission's
award-winning education website, Energy Quest. The site,
recently upgraded and remodeled, features energy education
for grades 1 through 12.