Energy is our Future: Design Competition Winners

European Schoolnet and PlasticsEurope are pleased to announce the winners of the Design Competition which has been part of the “Energy is our Future” School Programme in the school year 2008—2009. The competition encouraged teams of students to search for information and propose a solution to one of the four given scenarios that featured a challenge (task). The solutions were expected to suit real life situations connected to the fields of energy efficiency, climate protection and resource efficiency.

At classroom level, while preparing entries to the competition, the participating students were expected to acquire and consolidate skills of searching, classifying, categorising and summarising information. Students were also encouraged to experience peer-to-peer discussions and team work while completing their contributions to the competition.

The first prize winning teams will be invited to Brussels to attend an exciting European event. The second and third prize winning teams will receive educational software.

Competition winners

Scenario 1: Design a vehicle that can travel with as little fuel as possible or is powered by a different source of energy.

Scenario 2: Design a building that consumes as little energy as possible.

Scenario 3: Identify the most environmentally-beneficial uses for different types of end-of-life plastics.

Scenario 4: Design an energy supply to meet the energy needs of a community of 10,000 people without using fossil fuels.

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Further information

The Energy is our Future School Programme is jointly managed by European Schoolnet (EUN) and PlasticsEurope. PlasticsEurope is one of the leading European trade associations which is recognised as a key ally of the European Commission and is part of the Sustainable Energy Campaign as a Campaign Associate. European Schoolnet (EUN) is a network of 31 Ministries of Education in Europe that was created to bring about innovation in teaching and learning to its key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers and researchers.

Energy is our Future School Programme and its activities: Petru Dumitru at:;
PlasticsEurope and their activities: Hanane Taidi at