Midwest Electric opens contest

ST. MARYS — Midwest Electric is launching the #WhoPowersYou contest to recognize and reward cooperative community volunteers.

#WhoPowersYou is in partnership with America’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and is a national contest to promote volunteerism.

“We know it’s more than just electricity that powers communities; it’s volunteers,” said Midwest Electric CEO Matt Berry. “This contest is designed to celebrate local heroes. It’s a chance for our co-op members and employees to nominate someone who’s making a difference in our community and an opportunity to celebrate the power of human connections.”

Prizes total $9,000, with the grand prize winner receiving $5,000. Second place wins $2,000, third place collects $1,500, and an honorable mention receives $500.

Midwest Electric members and employees are eligible to make nominations by Nov. 4. Midwest Electric employees are not eligible to be nominated. Winners will be announced in December.

For information or to nominate someone, visit www.whopowersyou.com.