Contest Name : ‘Save Energy, Save Future’

Theme E-Waste Management
Contest Nature Electricity saving competition
Contest Type Group

The school/college represented through a set of five participants would be required to take electricity saving measures in its premises for a time period of two months


  • To help students develop understanding about energy conservation.
  • To make students understand how they can save energy by making small changes in their routine.
  • To invite new, innovative and cost-efficient ideas for energy conservation.
  • To encourage and sustain energy-saving practices across educational institutions and at large.
  • To create a better learning environment with superior energy performance contributing to increased learning and productivity


Step 1 Application form of activity to be filled by Teacher/Coordinator of school/college on behalf of the student on Panasonic Harit Umang website.
Step 2 The students will then be required to take electricity saving measures at the school, record the activity (through an excel sheet, photos and a write-up) and submit the entries on the dates mentioned under the guidelines.

Note: A total of 5 students from each school/college are required to compete in a team.


What to do?
  • Take electricity saving measures at the school/college.
  • Record the amount of electricity saved every week in an excel sheet.
  • Take 10 photos of the activity.
  • Submit a write-up of 500 words.

*Note: If the school/college is already taking such measures, then they need to be recorded and presented for evaluation.

**Overall, the students are required to submit a write-up, an excel sheet (along with photos of the school's/college’s master meter with reading for each week), and a set of 10 pictures in a folder with the name of the school as the title. The folder will be uploaded on the contest page of - ‘Save Energy, Save Future!’ page - under the given theme.

Take electricity saving measures
  • The participating schools/colleges must take electricity measures at their schools/colleges, for a period of two months, which would be recorded by the teams representing the schools/colleges.
Submission Deadline:
  • The students must submit the folder before 5 PM on March 16, 2023.
Record the electricity saving measure through an excel sheet, a write-up and photos
  • The team would be required to take the readings of the master meter in the school on a weekly basis and record it on an excel sheet, the format of which is shared below.
  • The team must also take pictures of the master electricity meter at the end to go along with every reading. The weekly pictures of the meter would have to be presented in the form of a PDF file with proper sequences of the picture listed. The caption of each picture should mention the time and date when the picture was taken.
  • Process of measuring and comparing the readings: The students need to record the week wise consumption of electricity after the beginning of the contest and at the end of it, compare this consumption to the amount of electricity which was being used on a weekly basis in the school/ college before the contest. The student can calculate this by referring to the last month’s bill. The details of how to calculate this number is mentioned in the excel sheet template below. At the end of the contest, the team must mention the final units of electricity saved at the end of the excel sheet.
  • The group would also be required to submit a write-up of 300 words, in PDF format, about how the drive was carried out along with the pictures. The students must also mention how they engaged communities.
  • The group would also be required to take and submit at least 10 pictures of how the energy conservation practices were done. For example - A pic of a solar panel. Another example is to conduct classes in natural light instead of bulb-lit classrooms.


  1. The school/college which saves the maximum units of electricity will be declared the winner of the competition. The evaluation will be based on a cumulative calculation of the units saved per week.
  2. The evaluation would be based on the saving of energy on a percentage basis.
    For example- If a school/ college uses 1000 units per month and through the practices brings down the consumption to 900 units per month while there is another school/college which brings down the consumption from 100 units per month to 80 units per month, then the latter would win (calculated on the basis on percentage of units saved).
  3. The innovative ideas adopted by schools/colleges for electricity conservation will also be evaluated.
  4. The reports and pictures submitted will also serve as a basis of evaluation.
  5. The school that creates the most impact will be declared the winner.

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