Are you ready to join CFL Charlie on his energy saving adventure? 

Get your parents, grab your video camera, and become a minitaure Woody Allen!

Send us a short form video (one minute or less!) about how you help your parents save energy around the house.

  • Take a video of you saving energy around the house
  • Upload it to YouTube or Vimeo
  • Get you parents to help you fill out the contest form, here
  • Have them help you out with the release forms, which you can download here


Contest Period

Applications and video uploads will be accepted September 6, 2012 through October 12, 2012.

Entries submitted before 12:01 AM on September 6 2012, or after 11:59 pm on October 12, 2012, will not be eligible.


The Kids Energy Zone Video Contest is open to legal residents of the U.S. and its territories who are under the ages of 18 at time of entry.

A minor (a person under 18 years of age) must receive permission from his/her parents/legal guardian to enter the contest. The application form must include the signature of his/her parent/legal guardian.

Submission Requirements

The video should be a short form video about how to save energy around the house.

Video cannot contain copyrighted music without written permission from the copyright holder. The video may not exceed one minute in length. Participants must submit properly completed applications and release forms. Applicants are responsible for submitting consent forms for all persons appearing in the video. 

The video shall not have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or exhibited publicly through any means.

Only one video submission per applicant.

Any submission that includes content that is deemed inappropriate, indecent or obscene will not be eligible.

Consent Forms

Each applicant is required to provide the attached consent form, which must be signed by any recognizable person who appears in the video and all consents must be signed and submitted at the time of application.

Any recognizable person in the video who is a minor must have his/her parent/legal guardian sign a consent form.

Videos submitted without the consent form(s) will not be entered in the contest. Consent form(s) can be downloaded here and should be emailed to with the subject line “ENERGY SAVER CONTEST – XXXX” Where “XXXX” refers to the name of the applicant. 

Submission Instructions

1.     Complete the online application form and all other consent and release forms, found online at /contest.

2.     Submit your video by uploading the video to YouTube or Vimeo and providing a link on the application form.

Ready to apply? Done taping and editing? Go here!