VIENNA, VA — With the sun still bright in the summer sky, local children had a chance to shine through a sun-inspired local art contest. Local solar installer Ipsun Solar hosted its third annual Ipsun Sunny Summer Art Contest for elementary-aged children with support from Vienna’s Ben and Jerry’s location.
In August, kids were asked to share their sun-related artwork and learn about climate change and solar energy for a chance to win a Ben and Jerry’s gift card. Kids could go to Ipsun Solar’s contest page for some sun art inspiration ideas, as well as Bill Nye’s video explaining solar energy, kids’ videos about climate change and more.
Submissions largely came from Fairfax County kids, and there were submissions from DC too. The contest had four overall winners as well as top submissions by grade. The first place winner was first-grader Joey D.
“I had a lot of fun drawing our solar panels and how they work,” he said. “The other kids’ drawings looked good and I can’t wait to eat my Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream with my friends!”
The second place winner was second-grader Eli Z., third place winner was fourth-grader Zach H., and fourth place winner was fourth-grader Charlotte H. Their art is displayed on the contest web page.
Ipsun Solar employees served as judges and voted on the winners. The company specializes in solar panel installation on homes and businesses in Virginia, Maryland and DC.
“We loved seeing the kids’ art, and the entire company had such fun voting for their favorites,” said Ipsun Solar CEO Herve Billiet. “We think it’s so important for kids to understand
why solar fights climate change and how they can get involved, because it’s their future we’re all
working to protect.”