Calling all kids between the ages of 5 and 14:
Draw or create your own 3D model of a fun mascot that focuses on electrical safety or energy conservation. You could win one of five Louie the Lightning Bug stuffed toys!
Entries must include your name and a caption explaining how your mascot informs others of electrical safety or energy conservation. Be sure to let us know what you’ve named your mascot.
Entry deadline: June 30
Winning mascots published on
ElectricConsumer.org in early July
Things to think about when creating your mascot:
- Is it likeable? You want to create a mascot that people enjoy seeing.
- When you look at it, does it make you think about electrical safety or energy conservation? Your mascot should easily relate to what it is promoting.
- Think of other mascots like the Pillsbury Doughboy, Mr. Peanut and Willie Wiredhand. What makes them memorable? What makes your mascot memorable? You want your mascot to stand the test of time — and be something people immediately remember when thinking about safety and conservation.
- Imagine what your mascot would sound like as it talked about safety and conservation. Would it have a deep voice or a high-pitched one? Would it have a regional accent? Would it tell jokes and speak in puns or scream out its electrical advice? When you consider those aspects of its personality, you can better imagine what your mascot might look like and what type of costume it might wear.
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