2010-01-28 / General Stories

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative Announces Teen Video Contest

Texas Co-op Power magazine, in conjunction with Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, will launch the 2010 “Co-op Teens Power Texas” video contest on Monday, February 8. The teen video contest offers students $4,000 in cash prizes for videos about renewable energy, which will be accepted through Friday, April 9, 2010.

“Co-op Teens Power Texas” is a statewide competition open to high school students residing with a parent or legal guardian in a household served by an electric cooperative. Participating students, either working alone or in a group, will create a one- to threeminute video providing information about a developing area of renewable energy.

The first-place winner will receive $1,500. If there is school sponsorship for the winning en- try, the school will receive $1,000. The second-place video will receive $500. Four runners-up will each receive $250 for exemplary achievement in one of the four judging categories: Creativity, Educational Value, Youth Appeal, and Technical Quality.

For rules, entry forms and information on how to submit the video go to www.texascooppower.com under the “Co-op Teens Power Texas” contest link.

To see the 2009 winning video, submitted by Pedernales Electric Cooperative member and Canyon Lake High School senior Ray Brown, go to Texas Co-op Power magazine’s YouTube page: http:// www.youtube.com/user/ TXCOOPOWER.

For additional updates about the contest, become a “Fan” on Texas Co-op Power magazine’s Facebook page, by logging into Facebook, and then searching “Texas Co-op Power magazine.”

Texas Co-op Power magazine is a monthly publication circulated to 1.2 million electric cooperative members in Texas.

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is one of the largest electric cooperatives in Texas and has been serving its members since 1939. Bluebonnet serves 80,000 meters and owns and maintains 11,000 miles of power lines, located across more than 3,800 square miles within 14 Central Texas counties. Bluebonnet’s service area stretches from Travis County to Washington County and from Milam County down to Gonzales County. For more information about Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative go to www.bluebonnetelectric.coop.

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