More than 50 student winners, from kindergartners to high school seniors, were honored during an awards ceremony for the 4th Annual Green LA Student Poster and Multimedia Contest sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).LOS ANGELES, California – May 2, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] More than 550 students, representing 53 public, private, and parochial schools in the city of Los Angeles, submitted artwork depicting energy efficiency, solar power, water conservation, green power, electric transportation or recycling for the chance to win U.S. Savings Bonds ranging from US$200 to US$2,000. Teachers of winning students also received up to US$500 for the purchase of instructional materials. “It is very exciting to have so many students, teachers, parents and administrators joining us today from throughout the city for the awards event and the formal opening of the exhibition of student art from the Green LA contest. The artwork is truly remarkable and demonstrates the wonderful creativity of our young students and the dedication of the teachers. We are proud of their work and the teachers’ dedicated efforts. We are honored to have the opportunity to showcase the outstanding achievements of the students,” said Tom Hokinson, LADWP assistant general manager of corporate services, addressing about 300 guests attending the awards ceremony. The public is invited to view the 40 winning artworks, 10 essays and more than 350 poster entries that are on exhibit weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the end of May on the A-Level foyer of the John Ferraro Building, 111 N. Hope Street. Selected entries will also be incorporated into future Green LA ads, exhibits, calendars and other collateral materials. Angelina Galiteva, the LADWP director of Strategic Planning, said that the Green LA Student Poster and Multimedia Contest is an essential program because it helps the Department and the City communicate messages about the Green LA programs and the importance of environmental sustainability and involvement. “The students’ artwork truly captures the importance of the Green LA program and illustrates examples of conservation and clean, environmentally friendly power sources. And for the first time a number of posters also covered water conservation,” Galiteva said.