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Community Heroes Poster Contest



Our community works together to help us all make Shrewsbury a great place to live. As

your community-owned utility, we provide power to help our community members do

amazing things. We want to know: Who are the heroes in our community? Everyone has

their own ideas for what makes someone a hero, and we know that our community is filled

with unsung heroes. To highlight these individuals, we want to hear from young people

about who inspires them, boosts their spirits, and helps them and their community become

better! That’s why we’re inviting Shrewsbury students to participate in the American Public

Power Association’s Community Heroes Poster Contest and show us their own



How to Enter the Contest

  1. Shrewsbury’s students can start by creating a poster about a community hero — whether their hero is one of their teachers, their soccer coach, a Scout leader, or anyone else! Ask them to design a poster that creatively shows why their nominee is a #CommunityPoweredHero. The poster can be created on paper (e.g., with pen and paper) or online using software.

  2. To be eligible for a #CommunityPoweredHero prize, students or their parents or caregiver can take a photo of the poster, then share it on a public Instagram or Twitter account using the contest hashtag #CommunityPoweredHero and tagging @SELCOnews. They should include a brief explanation that answers the question, “Why is this person your community hero?” Please note that submissions should not include any identifiable information (e.g., names, pictures) about children under the age of 13.

  3. All submissions posted on Instagram and Twitter between 12:00 AM EST February 20, 2020 and 11:59 PM EST, March 31, 2020, will be considered.


Judging and Prizes

We will choose one winner from our community who will get a $50 American Express gift card. Even more exciting: Our community winner will compete for a national prize from the Association, too! We will post a photo of the winning entry on our Twitter and Instagram (along with the hashtag #CommunityPoweredHero) by 11:59 ET, April 15, 2020, to ensure the poster gets included in the national judging by the Association. The Association will award $500 to one national winner.


The Association will announce the national winner on April 30, 2020, on its social media platforms by sharing the winner’s social media handle, but no other publicity will be used. Winners will be notified by the Association via direct message through the platform to which they posted. The brands of each prize are not co-sponsors of this contest, and this promotion is not endorsed by Instagram or Twitter. No purchase necessary. By submitting a photo or video, you are stating that you took the photo or video and own the rights to the photo or video. By entering, you also grant SELCO and the Association permission to use your photo or video in perpetuity in any medium.


Thank you for your participation! We are #CommunityPowered!

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