Georgia Magazine - October 2021 - 14

Currents
News from Georgia's electric co-ops * Compiled by Amy Schneider
EMCs earn national
communication awards
R
epresentatives from six electric membership
cooperatives (EMCs) in Georgia-
Carroll EMC (based in Carrollton),
Coweta-Fayette EMC (Palmetto), Flint Energies
(Reynolds), GreyStone Power Corp. (Hiram), Jackson
EMC (Jefferson) and Walton EMC (Monroe)-
recently received awards in the Cooperative
Communicators Association (CCA) contest held in
conjunction with the organization's annual institute.
The CCA also awarded its annual Michael
Graznak Award to Kelly Hester, communications and
corporate events coordinator at Carroll EMC. The
prestigious award is given annually to a young
professional who demonstrates both expertise
and promise in cooperative communications.
Communicators representing more than 40
cooperatives from throughout the United States
and Canada submitted nearly 500
entries in the competition. The
awards recognize the best in writing,
photography, programs, projects
and publications.
Below are the Georgia winners.
* Smartphone Photography, first
place: Brandon Brooks, Walton EMC
* Photography Cover of the Year,
honorable mention: Jackson EMC
Communications Department
* Advertisement, third place:
Flint Energies Cooperative
Communications Department
* Promotional Video (more than 3
minutes), first place: Greg Brooks
and Savannah Chandler, Walton EMC; second place: Savannah
Chandler, Walton EMC
* Documentary Video (less than 3 minutes), second place: Greg Brooks
and Savannah Chandler, Walton EMC
* Video Series, first place: Savannah Chandler, Walton EMC; third place:
Jackson EMC Communications Department
* Website, first place: Savannah Chandler, Walton EMC
* Illustration and Graphic Art, honorable mention: Jackson EMC
Communications Department
* Cooperative Education, honorable mention: Flint Energies Cooperative
Communications Department
* Miscellaneous Promotional, second place: Coweta-Fayette EMC
Communications Team; third place: Carroll EMC Communications
Department; honorable mention: Jackson EMC Communications
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Georgia Magazine October 2021
Above: Brandon Brooks, a line technician at Monroebased
Walton EMC, took this award-winning photo with
his smartphone while he was working to restore power
after Hurricane Laura. Left: Kelly Hester, 2021 Michael
Graznak Award recipient, has earned many other
national awards for her work in communications at
Carrollton-based Carroll EMC.
Department
* Online/Electronic Newsletter, first place: Flint
Energies Cooperative Communications
Department; honorable mention: Anitra Ellison,
GreyStone Power
* Employee Publication, first place: Jackson EMC
Communications Department
* Direct Mail, second place: Carroll EMC
Communications Department
* Personality Profile Featurette, first place: Flint
Energies Cooperative Communications
Department; second place: Brittany Shadix,
Carroll EMC
* News Release, second place: Greg Brooks,
Walton EMC; honorable mention: Flint Energies
Cooperative Communications Department
The CCA, a nonprofit organization of 350
professionals who communicate for cooperatives,
was founded more than 65 years ago and aims
to improve the skills and effectiveness of all
cooperative communicators.
COURTESY CARROLL EMC
BRANDON BROOKS / WALTON EMC

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