April 2023

Spotlight Awards logoCommunicators from Mississippi nabbed six 2023 National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Spotlight on Excellence awards recently.

The Spotlight on Excellence Awards program recognizes a body of outstanding work produced by electric cooperative communicators and marketing professionals from across the country.

Matt Bush, of Southern Pine Electric, won a silver award for the co-op’s 2022 annual report in the Best Annual Report to Members category.

In the Best Wild Card category, Amy Griffin of Cooperative Energy won the gold award for the Cooperative Energy Summit: Learning Experience. Justin Jaggers, with Northcentral Electric, won the silver award for his creation of a virtual reality tool used at career fairs.

Jason Patterson, of Yazoo Valley Electric, won a gold award in the Best Individual Ad category for his “Power in our Team” ad. Northcentral’s Justin Jaggers also won a gold award in the category for his “Don’t Miss a Moment” ad.

The communications staff at Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi — led by Vice President Lydia Walters — won a gold award in the Best Total Communication Program category for their work on rebranding and adding digital components to the Cooperative Youth Leaders events.

Category: News & Notes

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