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2017
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E.ON launches its new ‘Get Smart!’ schools competition

By encouraging our future generations to think about smart meters in a creative and fun way, we hope they’ll be better informed about what they are and maybe even feel inspired to talk to their family and friends about this new technology and how smart meters can help transform people’s understanding of their energy use for the better.
Billie-Jean Poole, Senior Community Relations Executive at E.ON

E.ON has launched its new ‘Get Smart!’ nationwide competition to encourage primary and secondary school pupils to think about smart meters in a fun and engaging way.

Pupils aged 7-14 years are being encouraged to write, produce and record a 60-second film all about smart meters, including information about what they are, the benefits they can bring and how they can help consumers use less energy and save money on their energy bills.

The winning entries will feature on E.ON's social media channels, including Facebook and YouTube and may be used as part of E.ON’s future communications activities around smart metering.

E.ON has teamed up with Collaborate Digital to run the ‘Get Smart!’ competition and to provide youngsters with a work-related introduction to the tools of the media.

Billie-Jean Poole, Senior Community Relations Executive at E.ON, said: “Smart meters are hugely important for improving people’s understanding of their energy use and represent the biggest infrastructural change to the energy industry in years.

“By encouraging our future generations to think about smart meters in a creative and fun way, we hope they’ll be better informed about what they are and maybe even feel inspired to talk to their family and friends about this new technology and how smart meters can help transform people’s understanding of their energy use for the better.”

Mark Matthews, Director at Collaborate Digital, said: “We’re really excited to be working with E.ON to promote smart meters in an innovative and creative way and encourage pupils to learn more about them and how they can help people better understand their energy use. We look forward to receiving all the entries and wish the pupils good luck in creating their films.”

Pupils can either enter the competition themselves or teachers can enter on behalf of their school as follows:

  • Individual entries: Pupils should visit collaboratedigital.com to register to enter the competition. Once registered they will gain access to all the relevant resources and information, including a full brief, terms and conditions and guidance of how to enter.

  • School entries: Interested teachers should visit collaboratedigital.com to register or call 0151 924 1189 for more information and for full Terms and Conditions.

  • The films can be recorded using any mobile device, a tablet or a computer and should be submitted at collaboratedigital.com.

The competition is free to enter and the closing date for entries is 5pm on Thursday 23rd November 2017.

E.ON has created some helpful videos to provide further information about the competition and how to enter. Click here for Key Stage 2 (7-11 years) and here for Key Stage 3 (11-14 years).

‘Get Smart!’ forms part of E.ON’s broader activities aimed at inspiring young people to get involved in STEM and to consider STEM subjects as possible career options. E.ON offers a range of educational workshops through its Energise Anything programme, which also includes online parent and classroom based activities. The activities support the national curriculum and have been designed to help pupils aged 5-16 understand all stages of energy production, distribution and consumption. Full details and resources can be found at eon-uk.com/energiseanything.

E.ON was one of the first suppliers to start installing smart meters for its customers and so far has installed more than 750,000 meters in customers’ properties. For more information on E.ON’s smart meter installation programme please visit the website at eonenergy.com/smart.

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For more information contact:

Naomi Troy, 02476 180523, Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

Jane Branscombe, 02476 183681, Jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com

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