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EnergyTrends Video Contest


What do 6th and 7th graders know about where energy comes from, how much we use, and how that affects our daily lives? wants to know, and is hosting a contest for U.S. public school students to find out. The competition, which is aligned with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, asks students to research different types and sources of energy, then create a one- to two-minute video that helps build understanding about the energy we use in at home, school, or other parts of everyday life.

Click on the link to complete the online Entry Form. To upload videos, go to YouTube and use the phrase “EnergyTrends Contest Entry” in the title of the video. Trouble uploading? Contact EnergyTrends.

The deadline for submission is Friday, May 29, 2015 at midnight. Winners will be announced on Monday, June 8.


  • 1st place: Up to $200 for pizza party for class and $250 for classroom supplies.
  • 2nd place: $200 gift card for classroom supplies
  • 3rd place: $100 gift card for classroom supplies was created by the Lexington Institute to provide useful information about the energy we use and produce, in a format that lets readers compare and track their own states’ vital energy patterns. The website includes lesson plans and other resources for teachers.

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