Four Fairfield students have won prizes in a statewide, multimedia contest involving energy conservation sponsored by a consortium of energy groups.

Prizes in the ninth annual "eesmarts" contest were awarded June 12 during a ceremony at the state Capitol in Hartford and involved imparting grade-specific information. Entries could be in the form of poems, essays, graphs or artwork, the sponsors said, and prizes were awarded for kindergarten through 12th grade.

Fairfield students taking prizes were:

Third grade: Karina McMahon, of Burr Elementary School, second place.

Fourth grade: Anna Patterson, Stratfield Elementary School, second place.

Seventh grade: Michael McMahon, Tomlinson Middle School, third place.

Eighth grade: Conor Jones, Roger Ludlowe Middle School, honorable mention.

The contest was sponsored by Energize Connecticut, the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, Connecticut Light & Power and the United Illuminating Co.