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THE CHALLENGE

Design a project to inspire your community & communicate the benefits of solar ENERGY.

We are thrilled you are interested in the Solar Challenge.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED!


Below you will find all the necessary information and guidelines on the challenge as well as how to apply, the prizes and much more.

Download and share the challenge poster!

Download and share the challenge poster!



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Guidelines

We want you to create an innovative way to inspire your own community to understand the benefits of solar energy.

Get creative! Submissions can take a variety of forms, whether they’re recorded, written, displayed, or performed.


Extended Entry Deadline:

September 30, 2019


SOMe possible projects could include:

  • Designing a solar art project that inspires your community

  • Creating a guide to solar energy projects in your area

  • Writing and singing a catchy and informative song that could be played on the radio

  • Animating a short video to be spread through social media

  • Writing an essay or editorial on how your community can benefit from renewable energy

  • Writing and performing a short skit or play about solar energy in Guyana

  • A poster or banner with a convincing message

  • Or anything else you can think of!

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Winning projects will be those that demonstrate creativity and an ability to educate people about the benefits of renewable energy for Guyana.

 

Some points you may wish to consider:

  • How much money can be saved in your community by using solar?

  • How can solar create jobs for Guyana

  • How will Guyanese people benefit from solar energy?

  • What is Guyana already doing with renewable energy?

  • How have islands in the Caribbean used solar? What can Guyana learn and what can it teach?

  • In addition to cutting carbon emissions, what are the environmental benefits of solar energy?

  • How did Guyana traditionally generate its electricity?

For more information on the benefits of renewable energy check out this video.

For updates, monitor our Facebook and Twitter feed for news articles relevant to the project.


Get some ideas from our last Solar Challenge in Jamaica:


age restrictions

This competition is open to those under the age of 26 on December 31st 2019. Entrants do not need to currently be enrolled in an educational institution to apply.

 

Prizes

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AWARD ceremony

Winners will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in Georgetown to present their projects to a group of VIPs from government, business and civil society.

1st prize: GY$100,000

2ND Prize: GY$60,000

3RD Prize: GY$40,000 (voucher)

4th Prize: GY$15,000 (voucher)


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SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

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