BPU Announces Kids Coloring Contest

The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is inviting children ages 12 and under residing in Wyandotte County, Kansas, to participate in the BPU Kids Coloring Contest. Those who enter have a chance to win a Walmart gift card just for showing off their artistic abilities. Children are encouraged to have fun expressing their talents while using their choice of coloring supplies. Crayons, markers, colored pencils or paint -- There are no limitations when it comes to color. A $25.00 gift certificate will be awarded to one winner in each of the following age categories: 5 and under, 6-9, and 10-12. The winning entries will be featured on the BPU website, community newsletter, and social media pages. Download and color one of the coloring sheets and deliver the completed artwork to BPU by mail, electronic upload, or in person. Once entries are submitted, they cannot be returned. Please make copies of the original artwork to keep before entering the contest.

All entries for the contest must be received or postmarked by June 30, 2017. Coloring sheets, entry forms and additional details about the coloring contest can be found at www.bpu.com/kidzone/kidscoloringcontest.

About BPU BPU’s water department was originally created in 1909, and its electric utility was operational in 1912. The purpose of the utility, then and to this day, is to provide the highest quality electric and water services at the lowest possible cost. Today the publicly owned utility serves approximately 63,000 electric and 50,000 water customers, primarily in Wyandotte County, Kansas. The mission of the utility and its employees is “to focus on the needs of our customers, to improve the quality of life in our community while promoting safe, reliable and sustainable utilities.” BPU’s Web site is www.bpu.com.