Community Hero Contest Rules – We Are #CommunityPowered

Community Hero Poster Contest Rules

We want to know: Who are the heroes in our community? Everyone has their own ideas for what makes someone a hero, and we know that our community is filled with unsung heroes. To highlight these individuals, we want to hear from young people about who inspires them, boosts their spirits, and helps them and their community become better! That’s why we’re inviting your students to participate in the American Public Power Association’s Community Heroes Poster Contest and show us their own #CommunityPoweredHero.

How to Enter the Contest

  1. Students can start by creating a poster about a community hero — whether their hero is one of their teachers, their soccer coach, a Scout leader, or anyone else! The goal is to design a poster that creatively shows why their nominee is a #CommunityPoweredHero. The poster can be created on paper (e.g., with pen and paper) or online using software.
  2. To be eligible to win the Community Hero Poster Contest, students or their parents from participating utility communities can take a photo of the poster, then share it on a public Instagram or Twitter account using the contest hashtag (#CommunityPoweredHero) and tagging their utility using its social media handles. Participants should include a brief explanation (100 words or less) that answers the question, “Why is this person your community hero?” Please note that submissions should not include any identifiable information (e.g., names, pictures) about children under the age of 13.
  3. Submissions must be posted on Instagram or Twitter by October 2, 2020.


Winners and Prizes

Each participating utility will choose one winner by October 9. (The local utility can choose to name multiple winners across categories of their own choice, but can only submit one winner for consideration in the national contest). Each community winner will compete for one national prize of $500 from the American Public Power Association. The Association will select the poster and will announce the national winner on its social media platforms on October 16, 2020, by sharing the winner’s social media handle, but no other publicity will be used. Winners will be notified by the Association via direct message through the platform to which they posted. The brands of any local prizes are not co-sponsors of this contest, and this promotion is not endorsed by Instagram or Twitter. No purchase necessary. By submitting a photo or video, you are stating that you took the photo or video and own the rights to the photo or video. By entering, you also grant the Association permission to use your photo or video in perpetuity in any medium.

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