‘My Life, Powered by Conway Corp’

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 the community since 1929, and is proud to provide a dependable and reliable service to 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.

Consider a chargeable gadget like a cell phone, the clock radio that jolts you awake or the TV that brings you the latest news. The water heater that keeps the shower hot and the refrigerator that keeps soft drinks cold. The automatic sprinkler system that keeps your lawn green and the toaster that turns 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 fourth annual Conway Corp Energy Smart Poster and Essay Contest.

The poster contest is open to students kindergarten through fourth grade in Conway. Students should use their imagination to create a drawing colored with crayons, markers, colored pencils or paints to illustrate the 2016 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 Public Power Week in October. 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 contest is open to students fifth through 12th grade in Conway. Students should submit a typed essay of 500 to 1,000 words on the 2016 contest theme, “My Life, Powered by Conway Corp.”

Entries will be judged on content and syntax. The winning essays will be featured in October during Public Power Week, and 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 K-12th who live in the Conway Corp service area are eligible. Ask school officials for an official entry form and contest rules or visit conwaycorp.com/EnergySmartContest.

Entries should be submitted to participating teachers or postmarked to Conway Corp, 1307 Prairie St., Conway AR 72034 by Friday, Sept. 30.

Essay entries can be shared via Google Docs or emailed to [email protected]. A scanned copy of the entry form plus contact information must accompany all electronic submissions. Please put “2016 Essay Contest” in the subject line.

For more information about the contest or about Conway Corp’s Energy Smart program, visit ConwayCorp.com/EnergySmart or call 501.450.6000.