Prizes for Posters: MLEC’s 2023 Poster Contest is Open!


(September 11, 2023) – Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s annual poster contest is underway. To enter, students design a poster using the theme “MLEC Connects: When We Connect, Everything Changes.”  There are two grade divisions: K-2 and 3-5 with prizes in each division in each MLEC-served county.

Winners will be notified by mail and recognized at MLEC membership meetings in October. Prizes include $25 and a bicycle for first; $25 for second; $20 for third; and honorable mention winners receive $10. Additionally, all first-place winners compete for a $100 prize!

The deadline for entering is September 19. Submissions must be turned in at the student’s school office by Noon or directly to your local MLEC office by 4:30 p.m. Entry forms are available at area schools and online at Home-school students are also eligible.

Contest Rules:

  • The theme title must be printed on the poster. (Students are asked to illustrate ways they see MLEC connecting to the community at home, school or community with electricity, broadband and other services.)
  • Poster size is 22 inches long x 14 inches high (one-half of a full-size poster board).
  • If materials are applied to the poster, it should be no thicker than 2 inches when laid flat.
  • Student’s name, gender, parent/guardian names, address, phone number, grade, school, and teacher must be on the back of the poster.  Preprinted identification tags are available from schools and online.

For more information, contact MLEC Member Services at 931-729-3558 or email

MLEC is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility that serves more than 34,500 meters in Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry counties. We are your source for power and broadband and help build brighter futures for the communities we serve. Learn more at

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