Renewable Energy In Action Slogan Contest

This simple contest uses learning standards for Language Arts and Science. Follow the process below to help students write a slogan.



  • Discuss what a slogan is (a brief, attention-getting phrase used to promote).
  • Discuss what makes an effective slogan (catchy, relates to the intended audience).
  • Brainstorm words and ideas that could be used in a renewable energy slogan with your students.
  • Have pairs or groups of students use these ideas to write a slogan to encourage elementary students and their families to learn more about renewable energy.
  • Have students select the best slogan from your class to enter in the contest.
  • Submit your class entry by November 15, 2014.


Rules & Eligibility

  • The slogan should contain no more than 60 characters, including spaces.
  • Only one slogan can be submitted per class.


Judging Criteria

Slogans will be evaluated in terms of: creativity, originality, overall appeal, having a target audience of elementary school students and their families and having a message of renewable energy.



Submit your entry here by November 15, 2014.




Grand Prize:

  • The winning slogan will be illustrated and developed into an educational poster.
  • The class that writes the winning slogan will receive a brand name tablet with Wi-Fi for classroom use.

Entry Prizes:

  • Each lead classroom teacher and their students who submit a slogan by the contest deadline will receive the poster illustrating the winning slogan.


The Renewable Energy in Action Slogan Contest integrates the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM skills used for this contest might include: problem solving, innovation, invention, inquiry, logical reasoning, critical thinking, technological literacy, design and modeling, data analysis and probability, collaboration, and real world connection.

Contest administered by National Energy Foundation. Click here for full contest rules.


Renewable Energy in Action Workshops


DTE Energy is offering a series of teacher workshops on solar and wind energy for elementary school teachers from Wayne, Oakland, Huron, Macomb and Monroe Counties.ACADEMY SOLAR KIT Photo 2011

These half-day workshops are offered at no cost. Attendees receive a binder with a multitude of learning activities, plus a kit of supplies to do many of the activities with a retail value of $150.

Snacks and beverages are provided.


Workshop dates and times for 2015:

St. Clair County – March, exact date and time TBD

Email Tanya Hill at tanya@nef1.org or call her at 800.616.8326 x 133 to register for a workshop session.