Community Heroes Poster Contest

Be a #CommunityPoweredHero

Our community-owned utilities provide power to help our community members do amazing things. We want to know: Who are the heroes in your community? Everyone has their own ideas for what makes someone a hero, and we know that your 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 your students to participate in the American Public Power Association’s Community Heroes Poster Contest and show us their own #CommunityPoweredHero.

Students whose households receive electricity from one of the following VPPSA member utilities are eligible to enter: Barton Village, Village of Enosburg Falls, Town of Hardwick, Village of Jacksonville, Village of Johnson, Village of Ludlow, Village of Lyndonville, Village of Morrisville, Town of Northfield, Swanton Village, Village of Orleans.

How to Enter the Contest

  1.        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 Twitter account using the contest hashtag (#CommunityPoweredHero) and tagging @VTPublicPower. They should include their community name and 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 Twitter by 11:59 PM EDT October 2, 2020, will be considered.


Judging and Prizes

We will choose a winner from each VPPSA member community. Winners will receive a small prize from VPPSA and will be entered to compete for a national prize from the American Public Power Association! VPPSA will post a photo of the winning entry on our Twitter (@VTPublicPower) along with the hashtag #CommunityPoweredHero by 11:59 ET, October 9, 2020, to ensure the poster gets included in the national judging by the Association. The Association will award $500 to one national winner.


The American Public Power Association will announce the national winner on October 16, 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 VPPSA, your utility, and the American Public Power Association permission to use your photo or video in perpetuity in any medium.


Thank you for your participation! We are #CommunityPowered!