TEO awards prizes in first Energy Jingle Contest

Winners will be heard on TV and radio promoting energy conservation

The Territorial Energy Office has completed its first “energy jingle contest” held in celebration of Energy Awareness Month (October) highlighting TEO's ongoing efforts to promote energy conservation and awareness.

Salamasina Satele, TEO’s Administrative Program Manager said this contest allowed the participants to help the island of American Samoa learn to SAVE ENERGY and GO GREEN.

She explained that there were two categories for the contest — either a 30-60 second radio ad, or a 60-second Video. The submissions were accepted for three divisions: Lower Elementary, (Pre-School to 4th Grade), Upper Elementary (5th Grade to 8th Grade) and High School (9th Grade to 12th Grade).

Participants were asked to submit an entry in a commonly used format for a sound bite, video and/or an in person presentation of a song or skit about SAVING ENERGY.

The entries were evaluated by the TEO staff as to the extent to which the jingle conveys the message and spirit of Saving Energy, using three main criteria: originality, creativity and relevance. It was weighted: 25% for creativity, 25% for originality and 50% for relevance.

According to Satele, they received a total of 19 submissions for this contest, and the winning jingles will be used for TEO ads on radio and television.

Six entrants from each category received a plaque on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 for display at their respective schools and the winners were individually given additional prizes with help from some "great sponsors."

The award ceremony was held at the ASTCA conference room.


Radio Category for Lower Elementary Division: Leoneah Godinet, a second grader at Marist St. Francis Elementary

Video Category for the Lower Elementary Division: Matafao Elementary’s second grade

Radio Category for the Upper Elementary Division: Marist St. Francis Elementary Grade 6

Radio Category for the High School Division: Freshmen at South Pacific Academy, Tasi Asuega, Martin Duchnak, Victor Ledua, Seung Ju Myung & Hyun Duck Oh

Video Category for the High School Division: Leanne Ho Ching, So'oletala Talataina, Ariel Toluao, Fa'amasani Tupua & Keniseli Tupuola of Tafuna High School Grade 12.

Satele said TEO is looking to continue this contest annually as this was a great first year. They would like to thank all the teachers and parents as well as school administrators for their support and encouragement.

“We hope the kids continue to do what they can to promote saving energy and going green! “We also are committed to continuing to educate the community about energy conservation and efficiency as well as renewable energy and promoting the green initiative,” said Satele.


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