National Energy Fdn. Grant

Source: Johnson Controls, Inc. and the National Energy Foundation
Program: Igniting Creative Energy Challenge

No purchase necessary. This is a competition of skill.

  • All entries must be submitted by an individual.
  • Group projects may be submitted, however each individual in the group must submit his/her own official form and written explanation and will be judged independently. All prizes will be awarded to individuals.
  • Entries must relate to the theme “Igniting Creative Energy”.
  • Entries must be the student’s original work.
  • Entries must be complete and legible.
  • Students may enter one or more projects in any creative form within the folowing limits:Documentation and written entries (500 words or 3 page limit).
  • This limit does not include required written explanation.
  • Audio or Music (3 minute limit).
  • Media or electronic (10 minute limit). Videos in VHS or DVD format only.All entries must include a written explanation (not to exceed one page) describing how the entry relates to the theme (see judging criteria).
  • Entries must be accompanied by the official “Igniting Creative Energy” entry form located on the back of this brochure or downloaded from


All entries must be postmarked on or before March 13, 2009.The challenge is open to students in grades K-12 in the United States and Canada. This competition is void in Quebec.


Student entries must reflect the theme “Igniting Creative Energy” and demonstrate an understanding of what an individual, family or group can do to make a difference in their home, school or community. Students are encouraged to express their ideas in any creative form such as documented science projects, essays, stories, artwork, photographs, music, video, web site projects, etc. They may also submit recent service projects or results from the National Energy Foundation’s (NEF) own Energy Patrol activities.


  1. One student in each grade cluster whose work best exemplifies the Judging Criteria will receive a hosted trip to Washington, D.C. for two (the student and one parent or legal guardian) June 15-16, 2009. While in Washington, D.C., winners will experience an educational trip of a lifetime.The teacher with the highest average score of their top 15 entries when submitting 15 or more qualified student entries (entries earning 25 or more points each based on the Judging Criteria) will also receive a trip to Washington, D.C. for two (the teacher and one family member), for the same fun and educational experience. Teachers who submit details on how they used the “Igniting Creative Energy” theme within their classroom may be eligible for additional recognition.



A total of four Grand Prizes will be awarded to three students and one teacher.

  Name: N/A
  Deadline: March 13, 2009
  Maximum Award: Trip expenses
  Number Of Awards: 4
  Period: Award.
More Information:

You can contact the National Energy Foundation by mail, e-mail, or telephone.

Shannon Poulson
3676 California Ave. Ste. A117
Salt Lake City, UT 84104


(801) 908-5800
(800) 616-8326

Ask for Shannon