Six Ohio co-ops recognized in Spotlight on Excellence awards

Six Ohio co-ops won a total of seven awards in this year’s NRECA Spotlight on Excellence competition.

Spotlight on Excellence recognizes the outstanding work done by electric co-op communication and marketing professionals across the country.

Winners will be recognized at the CONNECT Conference in Tampa this May.

Ohio winners included:

Best Event – Gold Award
Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative
Erika Willitzer
Paulding Putnam Electric Honor Flight Fundraiser

Best Wild Card – Gold Award
Butler Rural Electric Cooperative
Jade Guthrie
80th Anniversary Cake Pops

Best Feature Story – Silver Award
Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives
Samantha Rhodes
“Lessons in Humility: Climbing Kilimanjaro for rural electrification”

Best Special Publication – Silver Award
Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative
Diana Hersch
Hancock-Wood Member Handbook

Best Annual Report to Members – Silver Award
Firelands Electric Cooperative
Tracy Gibb and Andrea Gravenhorst
“80 Years: Electrifying Your Past, Energizing Your Future”

Most Innovative Use of Digital Media – Silver Award
Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative
Diana Hersch
“Energy Bike Brings Kid Power to Light”

Best Graphic Design – Silver Award
Consolidated Electric Cooperative
Nikki Vanderkooi
Look at Both Sides – Safety Promotion