Nominate Local Heroes for the Second Annual Who Powers You Contest

LIVINGSTON, October 4, 2017 - Sam Houston Electric Cooperative, in partnership with Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, is pleased to announce the second annual #WhoPowersYou Contest, honoring local heroes. It’s a chance for [name of local co-op]Sam Houston EC members and employees to nominate someone who’s making a difference in our community, and an opportunity to celebrate the power of human connections. In addition to being nationally recognized, nominees can win up to $5,000 for the cause they champion.
To nominate a local hero in your community, members and employees can go to and submit their nominee’s name, photo and a brief description of how they make a difference in our community. Nominations open on Oct. 2 and must be submitted by midnight on Nov. 4. Only members of Touchstone Energy Cooperative, including those in Sam Houston EC, are eligible to be nominated.

Winners will be announced in December. An independent panel of judges will select winners based upon the positive impact they make on the community, creativity of the entry and the number of votes they receive.

Prize money totaling $9,000 will be awarded to the following winners:

  • Grand Prize Winner: $5,000
  • Second Place: $2,000
  • Third Place: $1,500
  • Honorable Mention: $500

Sam Houston Electric Cooperative and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives launched the #WhoPowersYou Contest is 2016 to honor people making a powerful impact in their community. The first contest received thousands of votes from across the country for 62 local heroes in Touchstone Energy’s cooperative communities.

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