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Your nominee could win $3,000 for their local charity

Iowa’s electric cooperatives are excited to announce the return of a statewide contest, which celebrates our cooperative commitment to community. Called Shine the Light, the contest will accept nominations in June and award three winners with a $3,000 check to their local charity or community organization.

“Now in our fourth year, we’re excited to once again provide this cooperative effort to shine the light on local volunteers,” says Erin Campbell, director of communications for the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives. “So many people throughout the areas served by Iowa’s electric cooperatives deserve to be recognized for making a positive impact.”

Sponsored by the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of Iowa, the Shine the Light contest will accept contest entries online during the month of June. In addition to receiving a $3,000 donation for their charity or nonprofit of choice, the winners will also be featured in the September issue of Iowa Electric Cooperative Living magazine. 

How to nominate

Member-consumers, employees and retirees of Iowa’s electric cooperatives are eligible to nominate local volunteers. If you receive electricity from an electric cooperative in Iowa, you’re a co-op member-consumer and invited to nominate someone who is making a positive impact in the community. The volunteer being nominated does not need to be a co-op member-consumer. Minors may be nominated with consent from their parents or legal guardians.

Go to from June 1-30 to make a nomination and to review the contest rules. 
You can also learn about past winners of the contest. As a nominator, provide your contact information and answer the following question in 500  words or less:

How has your nominee made a difference in the community, and how might their local charity use the $3,000 donation?

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