TikTok Video Challenge

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To kick off our 2030 carbon-free goal, we launched a TikTok video challenge. Students in middle school (grades 6-8) or high school (grades 9-12) created and submitted TikTok videos about why they want to a live in a Clean PowerCitySM.

All students who entered also received a free Join the Charge shirt and stickers.

Contest details

Congratulations to our winners!

Thanks to everyone who submitted a TikTok about why you want to live in a Clean PowerCity! You can view the entries below. Check back later this year for your next chance to participate.

Winning videos

Congratulations to our winning TikTok videos and thanks to everyone who entered.

High school winners

First place - $1,500

Emma Koller
Mira Loma High School

Second place - $1,000

Kaitlyn Dias
Sacramento Country Day School

Third place - $800

Michael Karmazin
Casa Roble Fundamental High School

Middle school winners

First place - $1,500

Grace Timmons
Folsom Cordova Charter School


#clean power energy #SMUD

♬ Commercial - BlueWhaleMusic

Second place - $1,000

Jacob Wollwerth
Sutter Middle School


#CleanPowerCity @smud

♬ original sound - JacobWollwerth

Third place - $800

Cristina Soltinschi
Winston Churchill Middle School


Clean PowerCities are a big deal, we should try our hardest to create one! #fypシ #wecandoit #school #project #contest #cleanpowercity #airpollution

♬ original sound - Low-Quality Animations 🤠

TikTok entries

Thanks again to all high school and middle school students who submitted videos. Take a look at the videos, in no particular order.