MEA’s Spotlight on Safety Contest

MEA is seeking entries for our spring Spotlight on Safety Contest. Local fourth graders who reside in MEA’s service area are eligible to enter.  Students may submit either one (1) individual or one (1) group entry highlighting an electrical safety message. See prizes, rules and entry details below.

In addition to our contest, we are working with local elementary schools throughout the months of February and March to offer electrical safety presentations to students. If you are interested in receiving a presentation, please contact Kierre Childers, Community and Member Relations Coordinator, at kierre.childers@mea.coop or 907.761.9323.

Need ideas?

Basic electrical safety tips include:

  • Water and electricity don’t mix
  • Never touch or go near downed power lines
  • Don’t overload outlets

Visit our Safety Page for more information.

Contest Categories & Prizes

Written content – submit a poem, essay, or story on electrical safety

  • 1st place – $75
  • 2nd place – $50
  • 3rd place – $25

Visual content – submit a poster, photo, or graphic design on electrical safety

  • 1st place – $75
  • 2nd place – $50
  • 3rd place – $25

Wild card content – have an idea for something that doesn’t fit into the written or visual category? Submit your entry in the wild card category.

  • 1st place – $75
  • 2nd place – $50
  • 3rd place – $25

Grand Prize

One of the three, first place finishers will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner (as determined by the MEA Judge Panel) and receive a free party for up to 10 people at the Extreme Fun Center in Wasilla.

Additional Prize Information

Please note the total prize amount will not be adjusted for group entries. For example, if a group of two students enter a submission and win second place, they will receive a combined $50, not $50 each.

Prizes will be delivered at the MEA Annual Meeting on April 25 at Raven Hall on the Alaska State Fairgrounds (need not be present to win). Winners unable to attend the event will be able to pick up their prize from the MEA main office in Palmer or have their prize mailed.

Deadline to Enter

All entries must be received by noon on Friday, March 31.