Who Powers You?

In 2022, we launched a local program to honor inspirational members of the TCEC community. This is an opportunity for members of TCEC to nominate someone who has positively impacted their community. In addition to being recognized, the person you nominate could win $1,500, $1,000 or $500. 

Submit your nomination using the Nominate Someone Who Powers You form below between August 1 and September 30. Please read these rules before entering this contest (the "Contest"). By participating in this Contest, either by submitting an entry or accepting a prize, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below. 

Limit one Entry (Nomination) per person and email address during the Entry Period. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Who Powers You Contest Official Rules, Form, and Past Winners

Who Powers You Nomination Form

Nominee Information

Nominee Contact

Nominator Information

Nominating Contact
What hands-on work did the nominee engage in? (e.g. with who,  what, where, how)
What is at least one rich example of how the nominee’s contributions improve or change people’s lives?
What sets the nominee apart in terms of their character and/or commitment to community?
The submitted photo may illustrate the the work of the nominee or the nominee in action.
One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, png, svg.
Please add a caption for the photo submitted.
Type your name here to indicate your agreement with this statement: I have read the requirements and have the nominee's permission to submit their name for the Who Powers Contest. 

The Sponsor of this Contest is Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC), 995 Mile 46 Road, PO Box 880, Hooker, Oklahoma 73945. The Contest's prizes will be solely managed and awarded by TCEC. The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Touchstone Energy Cooperative, Inc. or the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).  

The Contest consists of an Entry Period followed by winner selection by a panel of judges selected by TCEC. The Entry Period begins annually at 12 a.m., August 1, and ends at 11:59 p.m., September 30. Winners will then be selected by a panel of judges and announced in October.

You can enter the Contest through www.tcec.coop/wpy.  To enter during the Entry Period, submit a photo that complies with these Official Rules ("Entry") to the Contest website. 

Your photo should include a caption that creatively showcases how your nominee positively impacted your community. 
All Entries will be reviewed by Sponsor for compliance with these Official Rules.

Visit www.tcec.coop/wyp and follow Contest instructions to submit an Entry. In addition to uploading a photo, you will be required to complete and submit an entry form with your first name, last name, U.S. postal address, zip code, cell phone number, and email address for official entry into the Contest. 

To enter, you must be the legal age of majority where you reside, reside in the TCEC service area, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. Any individual you nominate (Nominee) in your Entry must also be 18 years and over in his/her place of residence, reside in the TCEC service area, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. Nominees cannot be TCEC employees, TCEC trustees, TCEC Foundation directors and those residing in their households.

The TCEC service area includes most or all of Beaver, Cimarron and Texas Counties in Oklahoma and Morton County, Kansas. If the residence receives an electric bill from TCEC for their primary residence, they are in the TCEC service area.

By nominating an individual and featuring him/her in your Entry, you

  1. represent and warrant that you have the individual's permission to feature the individual and his/her name, image, and/or likeness in your Entry, and
  2. the individual has granted permission for your Entry to be publicly posted in any form, manner or media and for TCEC to use your Entry and the individual's name, image, or likeness for any commercial or non-commercial purposes.

If any individual objects to these terms, or their appearance therein, the Entry will be disqualified. 

Limit one Entry (Nomination) per person and email address during the Entry Period.  You may not create multiple accounts using multiple identities to gain more than the Entry limit.  Entries received from the same person or email address in excess of the stated limit will be void, and only the first Entry received will be considered.  

Your Entry must depict how your nominee has made a positive impact in your community. This may be accomplished, for example, by including a caption with your Entry. 

In addition, your Entry must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be in keeping with TCEC image and reputation and cannot contain any offensive, defamatory, obscene, lewd, discriminatory, unlawful, or inappropriate content, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
  • May only contain content for which you have, or have the power to grant, all required consents and approvals. 
  • May only contain or depict the name, image, likeness, and personally identifiable information (PII) of individuals who expressly consented; provided, however, that in no event may any Entry contain sensitive PII, or such other sensitive information, like health information. If requested by TCEC, Entrants must be able to provide proof of consent received and shall timely deliver such consent to TCEC as requested.
  • Cannot feature any individuals who are minors, without the express written consent of the minor's legal guardians, which must be provided to TCEC consistent with the above.
  • Cannot include any third-party trademarks (logos, names), copyrighted materials (music, images, videos), or any other type of protected intellectual property that you do not own or have the right to use for purposes of an Entry in this Contest, and for TCEC's future use. 

By submitting an Entry you agree to these Official Rules and confirm your Entry conforms to the Entry requirements. We will, at our sole discretion, disqualify any Entry received in excess of the Entry limit and any Entries not meeting the Entry criteria.  

By submitting an Entry, you grant Sponsor and its representatives, agents, and assigns a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free right and license to use your Entry in any media whatsoever now known or later invented for any non-commercial or commercial purpose, without further permission from or compensation to you.   You further agree to have your name, image, likeness or state of residence displayed online and in print or in any other media, and used by us for any purpose, at any time, without any fee or other form of compensation. We reserve the right to disqualify an Entry, without notice, and for any reason.

TCEC or its agent will review all Entries for appropriateness before posting them at www.tcec.coop and other digital or print media.

Following the close of the Entry Period, a panel of judges selected by TCEC will review all eligible Entries and select winners based on the nominee's positive impact on their community based on:

  • The full description of the nominee's hands-on work and active engagement with and for the people's and community betterment.
  • The full description of one example of how the nominee changed or improved people's lives or the community.
  • The full description of the nominee's character and/or commitment to the community with complete facts, descriptions, and examples.

The three (3) Entries with the highest score will be deemed potential winners.
In the event of a tie, an additional tie-breaking judge will determine the potential winner(s) based on the judging criteria. Sponsor reserves the right to one First Prize $1,500 winner in the event that Sponsor does not receive a sufficient number of eligible Entries. The decisions of the judges are final and binding.

Prizes will be awarded to the Nominees who are profiled in winning Entries Contest submissions, not the Entrant/Nominator who submit Entries. 

Prizes for Nominees are as follows: Three Winners will be presented a check. First Prize $1,500, Second Prize $1,000, and Third Prize $500. 

Total value of all prizes= $3,000

Sponsor will work with winning Entrants/Nominators (Contest Winners) and their nominees (Prize Winners) to manage prize delivery. Contest Winners will be notified via email within fourteen (14) days following the end of the judging period. During this time, Contest Winners are required to provide current and active contact information for their Prize Winners. Sponsor will then contact potential Prize Winners using the contact information provided by the Contest Winners who nominated them. Contest Winners and Prize Winners may be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law) and any other documents or tax forms required by Sponsor, which must be returned within ten (10) days of date appearing on notification. If any notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, if Sponsor is unable to contact Contest Winner or Prize Winner within a reasonable time period, or if no response is received with in the specified prize claim deadline, Sponsor may award the prize to the next highest scoring Entry or chose not to award the prize at all. 

Prize Winners may not substitute, assign, or transfer any prize, but Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute any prize with one of comparable or greater value. If you are unable or unwilling to accept your prize, Sponsor will award it to an alternate potential Prize Winner or chose not to award the prize at all. If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting the prize.

The odds of winning each prize depend on number of eligible Entries received.

By entering this Contest or accepting any prize, you agree: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Contest; (b) to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, and all of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, law firms, and service providers, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, members, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, "Released Parties") from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from your participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize; and (c) to the use of your name, Entry, photograph, image or likeness for any commercial or non-commercial purposes including, without limitation, programming, advertising, and publicity, in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents and without prior notice, approval or inspection. You agree to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so. 

Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled Entries; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of Entries, the announcement of the prizes, the incorrect uploading of an Entry in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. 

Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Should any portion of the Contest be, in Sponsor's sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winners from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to action taken using the judging criteria outlined above. Should multiple users of the same email account enter the Contest and a dispute arises regarding the identity of the entrant, the authorized account subscriber of said email account at the time of Entry will be considered the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. "Authorized account subscriber" is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization, which is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.