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“Why Illinois Needs Nuclear” Student Art Contest Winners Announced

May 4, 2021

Winners’ school art programs receive $1,000

Nuclear Powers Illinois (NPI) today announced the winners of the “Why Illinois Needs Nuclear” student art contest. The winners’ submissions and a video featuring some of the other submissions can be viewed here.

Judges from the Byron Chamber of Commerce, North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAGYN), and Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) determined that the three overall winners are:

  • Aurora’s Tarun Puri, Wheatlands Elementary School
  • Tinley Park’s Nathan Holbrook, Memorial Elementary School
  • Essex’s Josilyn Davis, Reed-Custer Middle School

NPI will donate $1,000 to each of the three overall winner’s school art programs.

The art contest, aimed to encourage students to create artwork that best expresses why they believe Illinois needs carbon-free nuclear power and what others should know about its importance, officially opened on March 9, 2021 and continued through April 16, 2021.

Participation ranged from grades Kindergarten through 12th grade across dozens of schools statewide.


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