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For immediate release: June 2, 2003.
Media Contact: Mary Ann Costamagna o (916) 654-4989

Winners Chosen in Energy Commission's 2004 Art Contest

The drawings, paintings and posters by the 12 young artists will illustrate the Energy 2004 Calendar to be printed by the Energy Commission later this year. In addition, the art will be displayed on the Commission's Energy Quest website.

Each student selected in the contest will receive a $200 United States Savings Bond.

In this year's contest, nearly 1,400 entries were received from students in grades three through eight.

"Choosing the winning entries was an enjoyable but difficult 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."

"Renewable energy in California was the major theme for this year's artists. Eleven of the 12 posters depicted solar energy, in addition to wind power, water power and in one case, hamster power. Students are aware of the many ways our State makes electricity, giving California the most diverse energy supply in the nation," Pernell added.

Winning students from Southern California include:

  • June Choi, a seventh grader at La Canada Junior High School, La Canada;

  • Courtney Estes, a seventh grader at Judkins Middle School, Pismo Beach; Julia Pak, an fourth grader at Valley View Elementary School, La Crescenta

  • Seirra Segeberg, a seventh grader at Dwyer Middle School, Huntington Beach;

  • Hanna Song, a third grader at La Crescenta Elementary School, La Crescenta;

  • Jennifer Wynters, a seventh grader at Auburndale Intermediate School, Corona.

  • Winning students from Northern California are:

  • Justin Huang, an eighth grader at Redwood Middle School, Saratoga;

  • Tiffany Murray, a sixth grader, Ridgeview Elementary School, Granite Bay;

  • Katarina Plavec, a sixth grader at Cupertino Middle School, Sunnyvale;

  • Sierra Sandoval, a fifth grader at Dutcher School, Turlock;

  • Carolyn Te, a fifth grader at William Burnett Elementary School, Milpitas;

  • Kimberly Toy, a fourth grader at Faria Academic Plus School, Cupertino.

  • The winning art from this year's contest and from previous year's competitions is online at:


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