About the Challenge

Igniting Creative Energy (ICE) is a student contest promoting creativity and environmental stewardship. ICE is unique in the realm of student contests due to a commitment to allowing rather than restricting. Entries in the contest range from poetry, videos, essays, 3D models, games to anything else a student may be able to imagine and create. ICE is advantageous for both students and teachers alike. Teachers are easily able to adapt the contest to fit with core curriculum and students have no problem making it exciting within the flexible parameters.

Since 2002, ICE has given national winners the opportunity to earn scholarships and educational trips to exciting places including Hawaii, Washington DC and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Past winners have also had Washington DC VIP treatment including touring the Pentagon and meeting their state’s senators.


Johnson Controls
(NYSE: JCI) is the global leader that brings ingenuity to the places where people live, work and travel. By integrating technologies, products and services, we create smart environments that redefine the relationships between people and their surroundings. Our team of 140,000 employees creates a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world through our products and services for more than 200 million vehicles, 12 million homes and one million commercial buildings. http://www.johnsoncontrols.com

National Energy Foundation is a unique 501 (c) 3 nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the development, dissemination, and implementation of supplementary educational materials, programs, and courses. These resources for education relate primarily to energy, water, natural resources, science and math, technology, conservation, and the environment. All enrich and enhance teaching and learning. They recognize the importance and contribution of natural resources to our economy, to our national security, the environment, and our quality of life. http://www.nef1.org