Solar Head of State (SHOS) and the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) are pleased to announce the launch of the Guyana Solar Challenge – a national competition to engage and educate youth nationwide about the benefits of renewable energy.
The Guyana Solar Challenge is open to young people between 12 and 26 years of age. Competitors are asked to harness their creative energies (in a form such as a song/video, art installation, performance piece, viral meme, sculpture) towards raising awareness about renewable energy, specifically its potential to deliver long-term economic benefits, reduce harmful environmental impacts, and increase energy security and independence for Guyana. Winning projects will demonstrate creativity and an ability to educate the public about the specific benefits of solar energy for Guyana.
Winning projects will receive the following prizes: the first prize – GY$100,000, the second prize is – GY$60,000, the third prize – GY$40,000, and the fourth prize is a $15,000 GY voucher. The deadline to submit entries for the Guyana Solar Challenge is October 31, 2019.