Grand Valley Power Receives Five National
Awards for Excellence in Co-op Communication
GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. - (May 25, 2022) – Grand Valley Power recently received recognition in the 2022 Spotlight on Excellence Awards program for excellence in co-op communications.
The Spotlight on Excellence Awards program recognizes the best communication and marketing efforts by electric cooperatives and related organizations. Entrants competed with electric cooperatives from across the country in 18 categories. Over 600 entries were submitted to the Spotlight on Excellence program. Entries are evaluated by faculty members from the University of Missouri – Columbia and University of South Carolina, as well as noted professionals in the fields of marketing, web design and digital communications, and newspapers.
Grand Valley Power received awards in the following categories:
- Gold Award in the Best Annual Report category for "Grand Valley Power Annual Report – 85 Years of Staying Power."
- Silver Award in the Best Wild Card category for “High Voltage Demonstration.”
- Gold Award in the Best Graphic Design for “85th Anniversary Logo.”
- Gold Award in the Best Individual Ad for “Glow Halloween.”
- Gold Award in the Best Total Communications Program for Xcel FCA Communication Campaign.
Winners were recognized at the CONNECT conference, a national conference for communications and marketing professionals, hosted in Seattle, Washington at the beginning of May.
“Printed news publications, social media and videos are all more important than ever to keep members updated on issues affecting the electric cooperatives and their members,” added Scott Peterson, Senior Vice President Communications for NRECA.
The Spotlight on Excellence Awards program is sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators (CREC) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
As with years past, winning entries are available for all electric cooperative communicators to view online at cooperative.com.
The CREC was organized in 1982, and seeks to advance the recognition, education and professionalism of electric cooperative communicators and their affiliated organizations. This volunteer association works on behalf of more than 4,000 electric cooperative communicators across the United States.
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NRECA is a national trade association representing more than 900 local electric cooperatives. From growing suburbs to remote farming communities, electric co-ops serve as engines of economic development for 42 million Americans across 56 percent of the nation’s landscape.
About Grand Valley Power
Organized in 1936, Grand Valley Power is the first rural not-for-profit electric cooperative in Colorado. Serving over 18,000 customers within the Mesa County area, Grand Valley Power is dedicated to empowering lives with hometown service with safe, affordable, reliable electricity. For more information, visit gvp.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.