Our goal was two-fold with the Columbia Youth Teaching Efficiency (CYTE) program: teach middle school students about energy efficiency so they can use that information for the rest of their lives, and use their creativity to add freshness to our marketing. We are thrilled with the results!
Columbia Water & Light would like to thank all the participants in the 2015 Columbia Youth Teaching Efficiency marketing contest. The creativity of the students was recognized by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s with the Inspiring Efficiency Education Award.
2017- 2018 CYTE winners
Judges looked for creativity, accuracy, and an effective call to action. Top entries were also drawn well and legible.
Olivia Rollison, Gentry, Trower, 6th
We’ve had MANY super hero entries over the years, but never a female one!! AND never one about rebates and loans. Wonderful idea and great drawing!
Elizabeth Edgington Dorman, Smithton, Kirkpatrick, 6th
Adorable, colorful drawing with great details between the two time periods. Simple, clear message.
Hailey Newton, Gentry, Trower, 6th
Very dynamic drawing. Good use of composition and impact of red house among cooler colors.
Addison Spiller, Gentry, Trower, 7th
The talking insulation adds so much personality to this entry. Lots of accurate information.
Great colors and drawing!
Entries must adhere to the haiku structure. Judges looked for good imagery and word choice, not just correct number of syllables. Also looking for a poem, not a sentence.
Kyla Hickcox, Gentry, Trower, 7th
Judges say: Love the last line—good tie between insulation and caring for your home.
No sweater weather
Insulation is better
Your home’s love letter
Catherine Fajen, West, Barnhouse, 6th
Judges say: Love the declarative last line and the extinction simile.
Mine is like a dinosaur
I will replace it
Cassidy Kline, Smithton, Kirkpatrick, 6th
Judges say: Refreshing point of view!
If you replace doors
Your windows will have envy
So replace them both!
Zachary Coughenour, Gentry, Trower, 7th
Judges say: Super creative word choice emphasized by the sound repetition between “tarnation” and “insulation.” Takes advantage of “temperatures” being able to be pronounced as either 3 or 4 syllables. Made us laugh!
What in tarnation?!
Temperatures are crazy!
|Rachel Griffith, Gentry, Trower, 7th
To lower the bills
And to reduce the cold chills
|George Jia, Gentry, Trower, 7th
The winter chill nears
Buried in blankets, still cold
|Meryam McNutt, West, Barnhouse
Eek! There’s a spider
It can’t have come from nowhere.
I need to seal cracks.
Congratulations students and thank you for your hard work!