Junction box styling 2022 in full swing
Registration for the school project next year are now open
This year’s junction box styling school project has been in full swing since March. In the junction box styling competition, Berlin students decorate the junction boxes and transformer stations of Stromnetz Berlin GmbH with colourful designs. Every year, around 500 "grey boxes" in the electricity distribution grid are sprayed in different designs – with impressive results. The first freshly "styled" works of art of the season can now be admired in the districts of Pankow and Wedding.
Participating schools and funding associations have until October to decorate further cable distribution boxes in their districts. By the end of this season, almost 8,000 of the 17,500 distribution boxes will already have a colourful design.
The "Junction box styling" campaign is aimed at young people from the 5th grade upwards. Each class designs junction boxes in their district during a week-long project. The students start by developing a design. Then, under the guidance of experienced street artists and teachers, they create templates or learn and practice freehand spray techniques. The final step is to apply the learned skills to junction boxes or transformer stations near the relevant school. As the highlight of the styling season, the "Most creative junction box" will be chosen in the spring of the following year and the "Audience favourite" will be nominated in an online public vote.
2023 is set to get "sunnier" - apply now
The popular "Junction box styling" school project has now been running for more than ten years. And in 2023, the city is set to become even more colourful and "sunny" with the support of the young artists in Berlin. The slogan for next year's Most creative junction box competition is "Energy transition" – Bringing the sun to Berlin". Anyone who wants to take part will have to be quick. Because, as always, the coveted spots are limited.
Applications for junction box styling 2023 are now open here
Note to editors:
Would you like to see the young artists live in action? Then please get in touch. Junction boxes in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg (Pankow) will be decorated in the coming week.