April 15 Deadline for THINK GREEN CONTEST

April 15 deadline for THINK GREEN CONTEST; Winners Announced at TASTE OF TEMECULA VALLEY Event

Students in Grades K-12 have an opportunity to win CASH by thinking of an energy-conservation idea and then drawing a picture, writing an essay, or building a model of it. The top elementary entry receives $200; middle school submission, $300, and the top high school student entry, $500. Awards will be made at the 6th annual TASTE OF TEMECULA VALLEY in Old Town Temecula on Saturday, April 30.

We all like a little competition, so here are last year’s winners and their schools/ideas (see photos below).

  • First place high school winner, Alexander Choi, a student at Temecula Preparatory School, was awarded $500. His essay discussed the advancement of engineered bioluminescence to reduce the overall consumption of electricity and energy.
  • First place middle school winner, Matthew Schork, a student at Margarita Middle School, was awarded $300. His presentation consisted of the use and effectiveness of “Green Hotels” for the community and energy grid.
  • First place elementary school winner, Justin Magallanes, a student at Tony Tobin Elementary, was awarded $200 for his cartoon of how recycling trucks can use removable solar panels to power vehicles and reduce smog and gas consumption.

This is a joint venture with our Temecula Education Foundation partner, RighTime Home Services (heating/air conditioning), who awards prize money and an annual donation to TEF. This money goes back to schools via our annual TEF Curriculum Support Grants, with emphasis on science, visual arts, and performing arts curriculum.

Visit to download the contest document packet (7 pgs. – Adobe PDF).

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