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TCEC recognizes electrical safety month with poster contest for kids

Accidentally making contact with a power line can be dangerous and in some cases, even deadly. We want to help our members stay safe around power lines.

In recognition of national electrical safety month in May, TCEC is holding a poster contest for children in grades 3rd through 6th throughout nineteen schools in its service territory. This year’s poster contest theme is ‘power line safety.’

Contest Guidelines

The cooperative provided ledger-sized 11x17 cardstock for eligible grades to each school. Stickers, glued on images, stenciled letters or computer images are not allowed. Pencil, crayon, markers, and paint can be used to create a poster. The students are to include a safety message on their poster. Poster deadline is April 20, 2018.

Brag and swag

A first and second place winner will be chosen from each grade’s submissions. First place will receive a rambler backpack and a surrealist color edge notebook. Second place will receive a rambler backpack. Posters will be featured during the month of May on social media and displayed at the TCEC headquarters.

Power line safety saves lives

Below are some safety tips to remember:

  • Stay away from power lines, meters, transformers and electrical boxes.
  • Don’t climb trees near power lines.
  • Never fly kites, drones, remote control airplanes or balloons near power lines.
  • If you get something stuck in a power line, call TCEC to have it removed.
  • Keep a safe distance from overhead power lines when working with ladders or installing objects such as antennas.
  • Never touch or go near a downed power line.
  • Don’t touch anything that may be touching a downed wire, such as a car.
  • Keep children and pets away from downed lines.

Contact Leslie Kraich at 580.652.2418 or visit for more information.

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2017 4th Grade Poster Winner

Published March 26, 2018

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