Who is Captain Mercaptan?
BGE Natural Gas Safety Hero Challenge

Who Is Captain Mercaptan?

In conjunction with the BGE’s electric safety contest, the Wires Down Video Challenge, the company is now launching a gas safety competition for elementary schools in its service area.

The “Who is Captain Mercaptan?” Natural Gas Safety Hero Challenge encourages public and private elementary schools (grades K-5) to create drawings of BGE’s new gas safety hero, Captain Mercaptan.

The downloadable entry kit, available at BGEgashero.com, includes a brief lesson on natural gas and outlines the details of the contest. Schools have the chance to win up to $10,000 for creating the best drawing of what they think Captain Mercaptan should look like. Additionally, the winning image will be used in a kids-focused ad for natural gas safety!


Entries are accepted from February 17 to April 14, 2014. Visit BGEgashero.com for more information.