501 Life Magazine | Conway Corp sponsors ‘My Life’ contest
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Conway Corp sponsors ‘My Life’ contest

by Beth Jimmerson

Electricity powers our lives. We rely on it 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support the life we enjoy from personal appliances to business machinery. Conway Corp has been powering our community since 1929, and we’re proud to provide a dependable and reliable service to our friends and neighbors. 

As essential as it is to our everyday lives, electricity is often taken for granted. Plug in a cord, flip a switch, turn a knob – it’s always there. We all rely on a growing number of appliances every day but rarely recognize and appreciate the value of electricity. 

Last year's winning poster created by Olivia Frazier.

Consider a chargeable gadget like a cell phone, the clock radio that jolts you awake or the TV that brings the latest news. The water heater that keeps your shower hot and the refrigerator that keeps your soft drinks cold. The automatic sprinkler system that keeps your lawn green and the toaster that turns your bread a crisp, golden brown. The washing machine that sends you off in clean clothes and the automatic garage door that welcomes you safely home – it’s all powered by Conway Corp. 

How do you use electricity every day? Students – show us how Conway Corp powers your life by entering the Sixth Annual Conway Corp Energy Smart Poster, Essay & Video Contest.

The poster contest is open to students PreK-fourth grade in Conway. Students should use their imagination to create a drawing colored with crayons, markers, colored pencils or paint to illustrate the 2018 contest theme, “My Life, Powered by Conway Corp.” 

Entries will be judged on creativity and theme representation. Winning posters will be on display in the Conway Corp lobby for the remainder of the school year. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners. The classroom of the overall winner will also be awarded $100 in that student’s name along with a Conway Corp pizza party. 

The essay and video contest is open to students in the fifth-12th grade in Conway. Students should submit a typed essay of 500 to 1,000 words or a digital video between 30 seconds and two minutes on the 2018 contest theme, “My Life, Powered by Conway Corp.” 

Essay entries will be judged on content and syntax. Video entries will be judged on creativity and production. Winning essays and videos will be featured on Conway Corp’s website and social media. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place to winners in two age categories: fifth through seventh and eighth through 12th. 

All students PreK-12th grade who live in the Conway Corp service area are eligible to enter. Ask school officials for an official entry form and contest rules or visit conwaycorp.com/EnergySmartContest. 

Poster and essay entries should be submitted to participating teachers or postmarked to Conway Corp, P.O. Box 99, Conway AR 72033 by Friday, Sept. 21. Essay entries can be shared via Google Docs or emailed to marketing@myconwaycorp.tv. Video entries must be shared via Google Docs. A scanned copy of the entry form plus contact information must accompany all electronic submissions. Please put “2018 Energy Smart Contest” in the subject line. 

For more information about the contest, including entry forms and complete rules, visit ConwayCorp.com/EnergySmart or call 501.450.6000.

 

Beth Jimmerson

A long-time Conway resident, Beth McCullough Jimmerson is the marketing coordinator for Conway Corp. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas and a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas. She can be reached at beth.jimmerson@conwaycorp.com.