NYPA Is Seeking Electricity-Centric Photographs From Students To Celebrate The 50th Anniversary At The Niagara Power Project

Lou Paonessa

February 23, 2011


LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is inviting all students in grades Pre-K through 12 to enter a photo contest that celebrates electricity. The contest will work in conjunction with NYPA’s 50th anniversary of first power at the Niagara Power Project.

Students are encouraged to send a photo that illustrates the phrase: “Because of electricity, I can …” Images can include activities that are possible because of electricity, such as watching TV, using a computer or playing a video game. Each entry must be accompanied with a brief description explaining the photo and will be judged on creativity. Only one entry per student will be accepted.

There will be three winners: a representative from elementary, middle and high school. The winning entries will be unveiled at the March 12 Sensational Saturday event from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Niagara project Power Vista and then be displayed in the Power Vista throughout the year.

All photos should be sent in JPG format and must be received by March 4. Students in Pre-K to Second grade can submit a drawing instead of a photo.

All entries may be mailed to: 50th Anniversary Photo-Poster Contest, Niagara Power Project Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, NY, 14092.

Entries may also be emailed to npvista@nypa.gov or hand delivered at the Power Vista.

In addition to the photo contest, a 50th Anniversary movie will be shown throughout the event. Guests are also invited to enjoy the Power Vista’s attractions, which include displays and interactive exhibits relating to the production of electricity, energy efficiency and the local history. In addition, guests can enjoy the view from the observation deck, located 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge. Parking and admission are always free.


About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.


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