Statewide Recognizes Oklahoma’s Electric Cooperative Communicators

Posted: November 8, 2021 at 11:08 am

Oklahoma’s electric cooperative communicators were recognized through “The OKLU Awards,” the annual member relations, marketing & communications contest sponsored by the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC) and Oklahoma Living magazine.

The annual OKLU Awards program recognizes the best communication and marketing efforts by Oklahoma’s rural electric cooperatives. Electric cooperative communicators and marketing professionals submitted 135 entries in 2021.

Noted professionals in the fields of marketing, design, communication and photography judged the event, which uses a detailed scoring system to determine the winners.

“We are honored to recognize excellence in the work communicators produce on behalf of electric cooperatives,” said Anna Politano, OAEC Director of Public Relations and Communications. “Delivering messages in a clear, concise and creative format is vital to keeping members engaged in their cooperative.”

Communicators were recognized during the OAEC Member Relations & Communications Association Meeting on Nov. 4.

Please scroll to read a full listing of the awards below.

TOP COMMUNICATOR AWARD –

Central Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.

EXCELLENCE AWARDS – 

Award of Excellence
Best Annual Report (Large)
Central Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
“Fiber & Ice”

Award of Excellence
Best Annual Report (Small)
Kay Electric Cooperative

Award of Excellence
Best Article
East Central Electric Cooperative, Inc.
“Operation Roudup”
Kayleigh Harrison

Award of Excellence
Best Column
Choctaw Electric Cooperative, Inc.
“Perfect Safety”
Inside Your Co-op

Award of Excellence
Best Community Outreach
Oklahoma Electric Cooperative Corp.
“Get Charged”
Tory Tedder-Loffland & Brianna Wall

Award of Excellence
Best Creative Communications Piece
Southwest Rural Electric Association, Inc.
Outage Magnet
Rebecca Chambless

Award of Excellence
Best Digital Communication (Large)
East Central Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Annual Meeting Web Page
Kayleigh Harrison

Award of Excellence
Best Digital Communication (Small)
Northwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc.
NW Network: District Meetings, the Annual Energy Tree, Capital Credits and More.
Lyndsey Harvey

Award of Excellence
Best Internal Newsletter
Northeast Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Award of Excellence
Best Marketing Campaign
East Central Electric Cooperative, Inc.
“2021 Annual Meeting Marketing Campaign”

Award of Excellence
Best Newsletter Layout and Design
Central Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Award of Excellence
Best Overall Content (Large)
Choctaw Electric Cooperative, Inc.
“Country Living”

Award of Excellence
Best Overall Content (Small)
Northfork Electric Cooperative

Award of Excellence
Best Photo
Northwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Poletop Rescue
Lyndsey Harvey

Award of Excellence
Best Social Media
Central Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Award of Excellence
Best Video
Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, Inc.
“For us, this is home”

MERIT AWARDS – 

Award of Merit
Best Annual Report (Large)
Choctaw Electric Cooperative, Inc.
“Inside Your Co-op”

Award of Merit
Best Annual Report (Small)
Northwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc.
“History in the Making”
Lyndsey Harvey

Award of Merit
Best Article
Cotton Electric Cooperative, Inc.
“Charging EVs”
Danielle Quickle

Award of Merit
Best Column
Cotton Electric Cooperative, Inc.
“Solar Research”
Jennifer Meason

Award of Merit
Best Community Outreach
Northfork Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Community Outreach

Award of Merit
Best Creative Communications Piece
CKenergy Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Lisa Willard

Award of Merit
Best Digital Communication (Large)
Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative

Award of Merit
Best Digital Communication (Small)
Southwest Rural Electric Association, Inc.
Lyndsey Harvey

Award of Merit
Best Internal Newsletter
Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, Inc.
OEC Quarterly Plug

Award of Merit
Best Marketing Campaign
Northeast Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Award of Merit
Best Newsletter Layout and Design
Northwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Lyndsey Harvey

Award of Merit
Best Overall Content (Large)
Central Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Award of Merit
Best Overall Content (Small)
Northwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Lyndsey Harvey

Award of Merit
Best Photo
Northwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Energy Camp Pole Climb
Lyndsey Harvey

Award of Merit
Best Social Media
Southwest Rural Electric Association, Inc.
Rebecca Chambless

Award of Merit
Best Video
TCEC

HONORABLE MENTIONS – 

Best Annual Report (Large), Kayleigh Harrison, East Central Electric Cooperative

Best Annual Report (Small), Cimarron Electric Cooperative

Best Article, Central Rural Electric Cooperative

Best Column, Northeast Electric Cooperative

Best Community Outreach, Central Rural Electric Cooperative

Best Digital Communications. (Large), Lisa Willard CKenergy Electric Cooperative

Best Digital Communications (Small), Northfork Electric Cooperative

Best Marketing Campaign, Rebecca Chambless Southwest Rural Electric Association

Best Photo, Kay Electric Cooperative

Best Social Media, Ozarks Electric Cooperative