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2023 Shine the Light Contest

Updated: Apr 9, 2023

Iowa cooperatives celebrate community volunteers with third annual Shine the Light contest.

Volunteer walking a dog with the Shine the Light logo and information included with image.
Shine the Light contest entry submittal period is June 1 – 30, 2023.

Guided by our cooperative commitment to community, Iowa’s electric co-ops are excited to participate in the statewide Shine the Light contest once again in June to celebrate local volunteers. Sponsored by the Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives of Iowa, the contest will accept nominations in June and select three winners who will each receive a $2,500 donation to their local charity or nonprofit.

“We’ve been truly inspired by the contest entries we received in our first two years,” remarked Erin Campbell, director of communications for the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives. “We’re increasing our three charity donations from $2,000 to $2,500 each this year to encourage even more participation across the state.”

Member-consumers and employees of Iowa’s electric cooperatives are eligible to nominate local volunteers during the month of June. If you receive electricity from our cooperative, you’re a co-op member-consumer and we encourage you to nominate someone who is making a positive impact in the community. The volunteer being nominated does not need to be a co-op member-consumer. Minors may be nominated with consent from their parents or legal guardians. In addition, previously nominated volunteers who did not win are eligible to be nominated again.

The three winners will be announced in September and featured in Iowa Electric Cooperative Living magazine.

Go to to review the contest rules. Contest entries will be accepted at this website starting on June 1. Help us shine the light on community volunteers this summer and consider making a nomination.

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