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“REUSE IT!” Essay Contest

High Desert Power Project  presents  the first essay contest of 2016 entitled “REUSE IT!”  

How often have you thrown something away just because you’re done with it?  Everyday we all use things that can be reused.  Maybe we drink soda or bottled water, or  drink juice or milk.  What happens to the containers when we’re done?  We all outgrow shoes and clothes sometimes.   Do we just throw them  away when this happens?  Car tires go flat and fall apart but we don’t need to get rid of them–  did you know they can be used to make soft ground cover for playgrounds?   

Reusing items is one of the best ways to stop waste and save energy, plus there are tons of opportunities to put it into practice every day.

In 500 words or less, can you tell us three different ways YOU reuse things more than once?

There are five prize categories:

Kindergarten: Can draw a picture with 2-3 sentences about the concept

Elementary School (grades 1-2)    

Elementary School (grades 3-5)   

Middle School (grades 6-8)

 High School (grades 9-12)

First, second, and third place winners will be awarded gift cards in each category. First place winners will receive $50, second place $25, and third place will receive $15. Kindergarten winners only will receive a $10 award for all places instead of the above prizes.

Contest Criteria

1. Essays should be no more than 500 words in length.


3. Deadline for submission is 5:00 PM February 11, 2016.

Submissions may be mailed or delivered to:


14306 Park Ave, Victorville, CA 92392

Entries may also be faxed to (760) 241-6271 

4. Winners will be notified by phone and invited to attend the award presentation at 5:00 PM on March 10, 2016  at High Desert Power Project, located at  19000 Perimeter Dr., Victorville

For further information, please call Samantha Murray, at: (760) 245-1661 ext. 6717

All submissions become the property of MEEC and High Desert Power Project.

 Downloadable Flyer available HERE

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