Video Challenge

Students will produce a one-minute public service announcement video about ways to save energy.

60 Classrooms

Learning Outcomes

  • identified ways to create an effective public service announcement
  • worked as a team to design and produce a video


All videos uploaded to the website will automatically be eligible to receive public votes when voting opens on April 1, 2021 (public voting closes April 23, 2021). Videos can be uploaded any time before or after this date, but voting deadlines will not be extended for late entries.

Making your video

Have a discussion about the purpose of public service announcements, as well as effective ways of communicating ideas through them. Brainstorm about the message or themes that you would like to communicate in your video, and determine roles for each student, both in front of and behind the camera. Check out videos from previous years on the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge homepage ( The video should be no more than sixty (60) seconds in length and should encourage people to reduce their energy consumption.

Video format

Files must be uploaded as .mov, .avi, .m4v, or .mp4, and cannot be larger than 75 MB. Your video will NOT be judged based on the type of equipment used.

Video submission

When your video is complete, log into your Classroom Energy Diet Challenge account and upload the file. Videos must be uploaded before April 23, 2021 to receive votes from the public.

Video voting

The general public can view and vote for their favourite videos starting on April 1, 2021, at noon EST. All videos that have been successfully uploaded will be made public on the website under the video gallery section. To vote for a video, you must watch it from start to finish, at which point a “vote” button will appear. Viewers can cast just one vote for each video per day, but may vote for multiple videos. Public voting will last until 11:59 a.m. EST on April 23, 2021.

Judging rubric for video finalists



Please respect all school and governmental guidelines and restrictions surrounding COVID-19. Review the 2021 CEDC COVID-19 policy here. This challenge does not require students to gather together - video segments can be filmed individually and stitched together if required.

Classrooms who have completed the challenge

Energy savings by the numbers

water_works 118,468 Litres of water conserved
hour_no_power 3,273 Hours of no power
take_home 25,944 Items Kept from Landfill