3 Anne Arundel Schools win BGE Video Challenge


joe-sunset-imageThree elementary schools in Anne Arundel County have been named winners of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company’s “Wires Down” Video Challenge.

Photo: Students at Sunset Elementary sing the “Wires Down” song in their winning video.

Earlier this school year, BG&E asked local students to put their creative juices together and come up with a video to reinforce the safety message behind the utility company’s “Wires Down” campaign.

Elementary schools from across the state submitted 30- to 45-second videos, and two schools in Anne Arundel County – Sunset and Windsor Farm elementary schools – are among the big winners. Sunset Elementary in Pasadena earned the “Golden Pipes” award for its effort, and Windsor Farm in Annapolis won in the “Director’s Cut” category. Each school will receive $3,000 from BGE. Belvedere Elementary in Arnold won a $1,000 Gem Award for its video.

BGE’s “Wires Down” television commercial, which first aired in 2000, urges customers not to touch or move downed electrical wires.

School videos were judged on overall safety message, team effort, creativity, rendition of the “Wires Down” song, and overall impression. Ten schools from across the state earned monetary awards.

To see all of the school videos visit the BGE Video Challenge website.