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Energy Quest Wins 2 'Dotties'

[Dottie Awards Website]Energy Quest, the California Energy Commission's energy education website for children, received two "Dottie Awards" at a presentation ceremony October 10, 2002, in Sacramento.

The Commission's website won top honors in the Education and History category. And when all the numbers were tabulated and judges' votes added up, Energy Quest had the highest numerical score and was given the "Top Dot" award - the top website of all 80 finalists.

Energy Quest debuted on the World Wide Web on October 1, 1995, to celebrate October as National Energy Awareness Month! The newly updated version (EQ v. 2.0) debuted Memorial Day, May 27, 2002.

"Teaching an 'energy ethic' to conserve finite resources is essential to our energy future, which is currently dependent on fossil fuels," said Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for the Commission. "Our youth are tomorrow's scientists and inventors. They will discover our future means of energy production and innovative ways to use less energy. We hope Energy Quest will answer their questions and spur creativity and imagination."

Information on the website was developed and maintained by the Media & Public Communications Office of the Commission in consultation with Commission staff and educational experts. We appreciate comments, constructive criticism, and corrections.

The Dotties honor Northern California's best websites, and the awards were presented at its 6th annual awards ceremony at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento.

Northern Californians nominated more than 700 of the best websites from throughout the region. More than 50 evaluators reviewed each of the nominated sites, and a separate panel of judges then selected five finalists in each of the 16 categories.

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