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ComEd Media Relations


Calling All Junior Filmmakers: ComEd Launches its KidVid Contest

Contest Runs Through Oct. 27

CHICAGO (Oct. 12, 2017) – If you are in 5th grade and interested in making movies, the ComEd KidVid Contest is your opportunity to shoot for the stars. The contest is currently open and runs through Oct. 27.

Teachers at elementary schools located in ComEd's northern Illinois service area are invited to work with their 5th grade classes to submit 30 to 50-second videos in one of four categories: Lights ON!, ComEd in the Community, Power Protectors or It's So Easy being Green.

Selected videos will be posted on the ComEd YouTube Channel for voting and one winner will be chosen in each category. Winners will be announced in November.

"The KidVid Contest is a fun way to engage with students - our future customers - and inspire them to learn more about the importance of electrical safety, energy efficiency and how ComEd helps their communities," said Val Jensen, senior vice president of ComEd's Customer Operations. "We are always impressed by the talent and creativity of young, aspiring artists, and we hope that our customers are too."

Each winning student filmmaker will each receive a $50 gift card and a group Power Up VIP Party at their school. The winning videos will be posted on the ComEd website,, and the ComEd YouTube Channel for one month in 2018. In addition, each winning school will receive $2,500.

Visit for more information and to submit your video by Oct. 27.


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