TNCS Elementary Needs Your Vote!

Get Wired!

Last month, Immersed featured The New Century School‘s 3rd- and 4th-grade class visit with Baltimore Gas and Electric—BGE (read that post here). They learned all about electrical safety from three BGE representatives and even got the chance to show off some of their knowledge of electricity during a quiz session.

STEM teacher Dan McGonigal arranged the visit as preparation for his students to conceptualize and create a short video for the third annual BGE Video Challenge! The class’s directorial debut is a remake of BGE’s original “Wires Down” public service announcement, which can be viewed at the above link, where you can also cast your vote.

The contest was designed to promote electric safety among school-age children. A total of 24 elementary schools in BGE’s central Maryland electric service area are competing for a chance to win between $1,000-10,000 to fund a school enrichment project—and TNCS is one of them!

Prizes include:

  • BGE Star Power Award—$10,000
  • BGE Spotlight Award—$5,000
  • BGE Cast and Crew Award (awarded for most student effort)—$3,000
  • BGE Director’s Cut Award (awarded to the most creative entry)—$3000
  • BGE Golden Pipes Award (awarded to best musical performance)—$3,000
  • BGE Screen Gem Award (awarded to best entry in each county)—$1,000
  • Rock The Vote! Award (awarded to the entry with the most votes)—Backpacks and safety gear

In a press release, Chris Burton, vice president of electric operations for BGE said: “We’re excited that every year, new generations of children are introduced to this important safety message and now are taking a part in sharing it with other kids.”

You Can Help!

Videos with the highest overall number of votes plus five merit-based videos will advance to the final judging phase. Online voting opens Monday, November 24, 2014 and runs through December 8, 2014. You can vote three times a day on each device you have access to.

Mr. McGonigal reminds us to “Encourage friends and family to vote as well, especially over the holiday break!”

Vote here (and remember to visit daily!): http://bgevideochallenge.com.

Winners will be announced in January 2015. Go TNCS!