Now’s the time to vote!  

The online voting phase to select the winner of the BGE Wires Down Video Challenge ends Sunday, April 21! The annual contest aims to educate elementary school-aged children on the importance of practicing electric safety. 

Elementary school teachers in public and private elementary schools across BGE‘s electric service area worked with their classes on 30 to 45-second videos of their interpretation of BGE‘s popular “Wires Down” electrical safety commercial. Members of the public can help choose the winner by visiting and voting up to three times per day.

Schools have a chance to win between $1,000 and $10,000 in grant funding for enrichment projects.  Up to $34,000 will be awarded this year to winning schools with an additional $500 awarded to the teacher who submits the entry from the grand prize-winning school.  The contest entry kit includes lesson plans customized for students in kindergarten through fifth grade that promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).


Editor’s Note: This is a press release from BGE.