Kissimmee Utility Authority is inviting students in the community to use the power of art to promote energy conservation in their KUA’s 26th Annual Calendar Art Contest.

The annual talent hunt is open to Osceola County students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 6, including public, charter, private, and homeschooled students.

Students are asked to use crayons, markers, paints or computer-generated graphics to depict an energy conservation message in their entry. A panel of local judges will select the 12 best entries – one for each calendar month – which will be featured in the utility’s 2020 full-color wall calendar.

Each student who submits an entry will be honored with a letter of appreciation, a copy of the calendar and a chance to win single day admission tickets for their family to the Island H2O Live! water park at Margaritaville Resort Orlando.

The 12 winning students will have their artwork featured in the calendar and receive a $150 cash prize. A grand prize winner, selected from the 12 winning students, will have his/her name and artwork featured on the calendar cover and affixed to one of KUA’s fleet vehicles for one year.

To further encourage participation, the grand prize winner’s school will receive $750 in art supplies, and the school with the most total entries in the contest will receive $500 in art supplies.

The official entry form and contest details are available on the utility’s website at

Completed entries must be received at KUA offices, located at 1701 W. Carroll St. in Kissimmee, by Friday, November 15, 2019.

Founded in 1901, KUA is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility powering 77,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla. For more information, visit