2021 Creative Writing & Scholarship Competition

High school juniors are invited to enter DREMC’s 2021 Creative Writing and Scholarship Competition. 

Interested students should submit a short story titled “Electric Cooperatives – Building a Brighter Tennessee” focusing on how your electric cooperative is building a brighter future through investments in energy, education, broadband, economic development and more. Students must submit a typed, double-spaced short story of no more than 900 words. (Helpful hint: We recommend stories be between 750 and 900 words for best results.) 

What’s the prize? Scholarships! Thousands of dollars in college scholarships will be awarded to top winners. In addition, two universities are offering scholarships to contest winners who meet the criteria set by the universities. In addition to receiving scholarship funds, winners will be invited to an award ceremony to celebrate their achievement and be featured in DREMC’s edition of The Tennessee Magazine.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled as a high school junior, and their homes must receive electricity from Duck River Electric Membership Corporation. Eligible home school students are also encouraged to participate. Story submissions must be received by DREMC no later than February 19, 2021. Submission after this date will not be considered.

Students should check with their high school for contest materials and alternative deadlines that may be set by the school for the writing contest. Please contact DREMC’s Communication Specialist Connie Potts at 931-680-5881, or click here for more information.

Winners will be announced no later than March 26, 2021.

Good luck, and happy writing!

Please note: Due to COVID-19 concerns, Tennessee electric cooperatives will not be participating in the 2021 trip to Washington, D.C.

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