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Highland Council River Ness Hydro - Naming Competition

Competition for Highland school pupils

What is the space?

The Highland Council is building a new hydroelectric generator and interactive visitor experience on the River Ness. The generator uses an Archimedes Screw to harness the energy of the water flowing down the River Ness.

This will serve as a flagship for the Highland Council’s response to climate change.

What is the naming competition?

The building and the visitor experience are being developed to inspire people. And school pupils all across Highland have the opportunity to DESIGN A POSTER and THINK UP A NAME which captures the main themes of the Hydro project: Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Climate Change and STEM Learning.

The competition is open to any pupil or group of pupils from Highland primary or secondary schools, and after-school or extracurricular clubs can also take part.

What is the prize?

As well as the chance to name a unique, landmark attraction that will operate for 50+ years, the winning class will also get the following prizes:

  • A complimentary activity for the entire class provided by Highlife Highland
  • A plaque at the scheme with school name and class details to highlight your help in naming our scheme
  • A 3D model of the Hydro scheme for your class to keep

In addition to the winning entry, the top 10 poster designs will be placed on-site during the construction of the Hydro to help inform the public and keep our builders inspired.

How to enter

Design your poster - which should include the name you have chosen for the Hydro scheme - and email it (as a document, pdf or photo) by Friday 5th November 2021. Include details of who has been involved in your design in the email.

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