Corn Belt Power received a first-place Award of Excellence for its 2010 annual report and a second-place Award of Merit for a photo essay depicting storm repair after a tornado.
Corn Belt Power News
In the 2012 “Spotlight on Excellence” national awards program, Corn Belt Power Coooperative received the first-place Award of Excellence in the Annual Report to Members category for its 2010 annual report, “Authors of Our Co-op’s Story,” published last year. Corn Belt Power received the second place Award of Merit in the Best Photo Essay category for photos of tornado damage in April 2011, taken by Marena Fritzler, graphic designer.
The awards program is sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Corn Belt Power enters its communication work in the G&T category and competes with all sizes of generation and transmission cooperatives nationwide. A first and second place award is given in each of 19 categories.
Two Corn Belt Power member co-ops also received awards. Iowa Lakes Electric Co-op won two second-place Awards of Merit in the Best Annual Report to Members and Best External Newspaper/Magazine categories for distribution co-ops with 9,000 to 20,000 meters. Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative won a first-place Award of Excellence in the Best Annual Report to Members category for distribution co-ops with fewer than 9,000 meters.
A special luncheon honored the award recipients during the Connect 2012 Conference May 17. Winning entries were displayed during the event.
The annual Spotlight awards competition recognizes the top-rated communication and marketing efforts by electric cooperatives and related organizations. Electric cooperative communicators and marketing professionals submitted more than 800 entries in the Spotlight on Excellence program, now in its 24th year. Faculty members from the University of Missouri – Columbia, University of South Carolina and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill judged the entries.