February 16, 2017

Matanuska Electric Association is highlighting their focus on member safety through a new 2017 Spotlight on Safety Contest for area youth.

Contest Details:

  • Open to all fourth graders in the MEA service area (Eagle River to Trapper Creek and across to Glacierview).
  • Students are invited to submit original content with an electrical safety message in one of three categories: written content, visual content or wild card content.
  • Three finalists in each category will receive a cash prize and one grand prize winner will earn a party for 10 people at the Extreme Fun Center in Wasilla.

In addition to the contest, MEA will present to local fourth grade classes about electrical safety and power distribution basics.

“The safety of both our employees and members is a priority at MEA,” said Julie Estey, MEA’s Director of External Affairs, “We are excited to build on the success of our existing education programs like the Power Pledge Challenge and Safety City and add a new way for youth to engage in making smart choices about electricity.”

Winners of the contest will be announced at the MEA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 25 at Raven Hall on the Alaska State Fairgrounds. Students or teachers interested in learning more should visit or contact Kierre Childers, Community and Member Relations Coordinator at, 907.761.9323. The deadline to enter the Spotlight on Safety Contest is March 31.


Matanuska Electric Association, Inc., Alaska’s oldest existing and second-largest electric cooperative, is owned and operated by its over 50,000 members. MEA’s service area covers more than 4,300 miles of power lines in Southcentral Alaska. The co-op is dedicated to working with utilities statewide to provide consumers with affordable, reliable energy. More information at