#WhoPowersYou Contest Now Open!

#WhoPowersYou Contest Now Open!

Nominate Local Heroes in Houston County Electric Cooperative’s Service Territory for the Second Annual #WhoPowersYou Contest


Crockett, TX October 2, 2017 – Houston County Electric Cooperative, Inc., in partnership with Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, is pleased to announce the second annual #WhoPowersYou Contest, honoring local heroes. It’s a chance for Houston County Electric 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 the HCEC communities, members and employees can go to whopowersyou.com 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 Houston County Electric Cooperative, 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


Houston County Electric 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.


About Houston County Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Houston County Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a member-owned electric utility serving more than 15,000 member-owners in Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Freestone, Houston, Madison, Leon, Trinity and Walker counties. For more information, visit us on the web at www.houstoncountyelec.com or on our Facebook page.


About Touchstone Energy

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives (www.touchstoneenergy.com) is a nationwide alliance of more than 750 consumer-owned electric cooperatives dedicated to serving their members and communities with integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. Touchstone Energy co-ops collectively deliver power and energy solutions to more than 30 million members every day.

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