This is an exciting contest that provides teaching and learning opportunities for you and your students on the critical topic of safety awareness. Students who understand the importance of being safe near underground pipelines and where energy sources are present are better prepared to make critical decisions that will ensure a safe environment.

It is designed to combine a student’s originality and artistic talent with the ability to share the important message of Know What’s Below, Call 811 Before You Dig. Grade levels for entries are 9-12. The teacher’s role is to direct and motivate students to submit video entries.

The student’s role is to work individually or as a team of two to produce an original video (1 minute or less) and write an explanation of his/her understanding of the Call 811 theme. The contest packet includes a brochure, flier, entry forms and NEF’s Natural Gas Safety Poster. This contest is open to schools and students in the United States only. Notification of awards will occur by June 1, 2019.  Contest entry deadline is May 10, 2019.

Qualified entries must be from schools and students in the United States.

Teachers: Click here to register your school.

Uploading your Video Entry

For help with creating a YouTube account, click on the link or copy and paste the link into your browser, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SsvrPVsPJw, and watch NEF’s instructional video.

Important note: When “publishing,” to make this video entry “private,” you must go into your YouTube account “Privacy Settings” drop-down menu and click Share. Add the email address, stephanie.dorman@nef1.org to share your video. Here is a link from YouTube for additional help – https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/157177?hl=en

Instructions and privacy settings for uploading your video entry to YouTube

Students: Click here to submit your digital entry form


  • One grand prize individual or individuals in a team of two will (each) receive a laptop computer (valued up to $1500). Call 811 T-shirts will also be provided to the student(s) and their teacher.
  • The teacher of the grand prize winner or team will be awarded an $811 classroom education mini-grant.
  • Two honorable mention winners or teams (of two students) and their teachers will receive a 32GB WiFi enabled iPad. All honorable mention students and teachers will receive Call 811 T-shirts.

2018 811 Video Contest Grand Prize Winning Video

Porter from Pine View High School in Utah, teacher Kelly 

Click here for the official flier

Click Here for the Promotional Letter

        Click here for the parent/guardian permission form


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