Skip to main content

Tesla will hold a competition to air a fan-made commercial, says Elon Musk in response to 5th grader’s suggestion


While Tesla doesn’t advertise with TV spots like most automakers, though most automakers don’t advertise electric vehicles either according to a recent study, it doesn’t stop fans from creating their own commercials.

We have seen a ton of them at this point. Some good ones, some not so good, and some truly incredible ones. Now it seems that one fan-made commercial will have the chance to be aired officially by Tesla through an upcoming competition suggested by a 5th grader.

The idea of working with those dedicated fans is not exactly a new idea. CEO Elon Musk already said that he would like to work with the two film school grads who made one of the most popular Tesla fan-made commercials: “Modern Spaceship” (pictured above and video below).

But the idea to make it a competition is new.

As part of a school project, a 5th grader sent a letter to Musk making the suggestion:

“I have noticed that you do not advertise, but many people make homemade commercials for Tesla and some of them are very good, they look professional and they are entertaining. So, I think that you should run a competition on who can make the best homemade Tesla commercial and the winners will get their commercial aired.”

The CEO responded on Twitter that it “sounds like a great idea” and that Tesla “will do it”:

There would already be some great contenders for such a competition. Like Modern Spaceship, as already mentioned, but also others like one in which they used quotes from a great speech Nikola Tesla made or one made by an actual professional commercial director who decided to make a uncommissioned TV spot himself for Tesla.

Let us know which one you think has a chance to win this upcoming competition in the comment section below. Here are a few of the most popular:

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

You’re reading Electrek— experts who break news about Tesla, electric vehicles, and green energy, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow Electrek on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our YouTube channel for the latest reviews.



Avatar for Fred Lambert Fred Lambert

Fred is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at Electrek.

You can send tips on Twitter (DMs open) or via email:

Through, you can check out Fred’s portfolio and get monthly green stock investment ideas.