2015 Energy Awareness Month art contest ‘Overall Winner’ in the ‘100 Years’ category, created by Anne Nygard, North Junior High student, Boise. (Image courtesy of Idaho Power)

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – If you have young artists in the home, here’s something they might be interested in: the annual Energy Awareness Month art contest. The contest, now in its sixth year, is sponsored by Idaho Power Co.

Student artists from schools in Idaho Power’s service area in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon are invited to compete in the contest, according to information from the power company. More than 2,000 K–12 students participated last year.

The competition, held in October during National Energy Awareness Month, is designed to bring energy education into the classroom and inspire students and families to think about their energy use.

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Artwork will be judged on content, creativity and originality. Entries should be must be sent to Idaho Power and postmarked by Oct. 28. Winners will be announced in early November. Regional champions and their teachers will receive a $50 gift card and runners-up will receive a $25 gift card, along with their teacher.

Winning artwork will be displayed in local communities, as well as posted on Idaho Power's website and Facebook page. For more information, go to idahopower.com/artcontest.