As part of its national awareness campaign on energy conservation among children of class VI and VIII, the Renewable Energy Agency Puducherry (REAP), in association with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, will hold a essay writing competition for the students here.

A release said that 126 schools have already sent the list of first and second round winners of competitions held at the respective schools.

State-level competition

Out of the 249 students selected at school-level, 53 students would compete at the State-level essay competition to be held on November 12 at the State training centre in the Education Department here.

Cash prizes

Cash prizes for the first three winners would be Rs 10,000, Rs 7500 and Rs 5000 respectively.

Ten consolation cash awards of Rs 1000 each will also be awarded apart from a rolling shield for the school whose students win the first prize.

The award ceremony will take place on November 14.

The school whose students win the first prize will get a rolling shield