Each year the Spotlight on Excellence Awards program recognizes a body of outstanding work produced by electric co-op communication and marketing professionals across the country. The categories reflect the wide scope and valuable contributions of co-op communicators today.
2018 Spotlight Winners
Featured Category: Edgar F. Chesnutt Award
The Edgar F. Chesnutt Award for Best Total Communication Program is presented to the co-op whose entry receives the highest score from three judges from nationally accredited universities and communication and marketing professionals in the private sector.
2018 EDGAR F. CHESNUTT AWARD WINNER
Press Release: Blue Ridge Energy Wins 2018 Chesnutt Award
PAST EDGAR F. CHESNUTT AWARD WINNERS
Listing of Previous Chesnutt Winners
Past Winners and Samples of their Work
NRECA showcases winning Spotlight entries to provide co-op communicators with an inspiring collection of leading practices and winning strategies to adopt in their own co-op. Access these samples below.
Spotlight Photo Galleries
Check out photos from Spotlight award receptions.
For questions regarding entries, eligibility, individual categories, etc., contact Carol Crabtree, the Spotlight on Excellence administrator, at
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