Conway Corp Poster, Essay & Video Contest

Electricity powers our lives. We rely on it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support the life we enjoy from personal appliances to business machinery. Conway Corp has been powering our community since 1929, and we’re proud to provide a dependable and reliable service to our friends and neighbors.

As essential as it is to our everyday lives, electricity is often taken for granted. Plug in a cord, flip a switch, turn a knob – it’s always there. We all rely on a growing number of appliances every day but rarely recognize and appreciate the value of electricity.

Consider a chargeable gadget like your cell phone, the clock radio that jolts you awake or the TV that brings you the latest news. The water heater that keeps your shower hot and the refrigerator that keeps your soft drinks cold. The automatic sprinkler system that keeps your lawn green and the toaster that turns your bread a crisp, golden brown. The washing machine that sends you off in clean clothes and the automatic garage door that welcomes you safely home – it’s all powered by Conway Corp.

How do you use electricity every day? Students – show us how Conway Corp powers your life by entering the fifth annual Conway Corp Poster, Essay and Video Contest.

The poster contest is open to students PreK-4th grade in Conway. The essay and video contest is open to students 5th-12th in Conway. Students should use their imagination to illustrate the 2017 contest theme, "My Life, Powered by Conway Corp.”

Click on the contest tabs to learn more, download an official entry form or read contest rules.

2017 Theme: “My Life, Powered by Conway Corp”

Show us how your life is Powered by Conway Corp!

The contest is open to students PreK-4th grade in the Conway Corp service area. Students should use their imagination to create a drawing with crayons, markers, colored pencils or paints to illustrate the contest theme. Entries will be judged on creativity and representation of theme.

Winning posters will be on display in the Conway Corp lobby in October to celebrate Public Power Week. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners. The classroom of the overall winner will also be awarded $100 in that student’s name along with a Conway Corp pizza party.

Click here for an official entry form and contest rules. Entries should be submitted to a participating teacher or postmarked to Conway Corp P.O. Box 99 Conway AR 72033 by Friday, September 15.

2017 Theme: “My Life, Powered by Conway Corp”

Show us how your life is Powered by Conway Corp!

The essay and video contest is open to students 5th-12th grade in the Conway Corp service area. Students should submit a typed essay of 500 to 1,000 words or a digital video between 30 seconds and two minutes on the 2017 contest theme, “My Life, Powered by Conway Corp.”

Essay entries will be judged on content and syntax. Video entries will be judged on creativity and production. Winning essays and videos will be featured in October during Public Power Week. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place winners in two age categories: 5th-7th grade & 8th-12th grade.

  • Grade 5-7 prizes: $100 first place, $75 second place and $50 third place
  • Grade 8-12 prizes: $150 first place, $100 second place and $75 third place

Entries should be submitted to participating teachers or postmarked to Conway Corp P.O. Box Conway AR 72033 by Friday, September 15. Essay and video entries can be shared via Google Docs or emailed. A scanned copy of the entry form plus contact information must accompany all electronic submissions. Please put “2017 Energy Smart Contest” in the subject line.

Click here for an official entry form and contest rules.

2016 - My Life, Powered by Conway Corp

Poster Contest Winners

  • First Place: Rylee Allen - 3rd grade at Woodrow Cummins Elementary
  • Second Place: Ava Clagett - 4th grade at Woodrow Cummins Elementary
  • Third Place: PJ Wheeler - 4th grade at Conway Christian Elementary

5th - 7th Grade Essay Contest Winners

  • First Place: Nakeia Jones - 6th grade at Carl Stuart Middle School
  • Second Place: Abigail Cerney - 6th grade at Ruth Doyle Middle School
  • Third Place: Cole Robinson - 6th grade at Bob Courtway Middle School

8th - 12th Grade Essay Contest Winners

  • First Place: Zelda Engeler-Young - 12th grade at Conway High School
  • Second Place: Elsa Mattson - 12th grade at Conway High School
  • Third Place: Brooklyn Singleton - 9th grade at Conway Jr High School

2015 - Powering an Energy Smart Future

Poster Contest Winners

  • First Place: Tori Worley - 3rd grade at Woodrow Cummins Elementary
  • Second Place: Ty Freyaldenhoven - 1st grade at the Art School
  • Third Place: Lily Mason - 3rd grade at Woodrow Cummins Elementary

5th - 7th Grade Essay Contest Winners

  • First Place: Delia Baatz - 6th grade at Bob Courtway Middle School
  • Second Place: Allison Purtle - 7th grade at Ruth Doyle Middle School
  • Third Place: Aiyla East - 7th grade at Ruth Doyle Middle School

8th - 12th Grade Essay Contest Winners

  • First Place: Elaina Taylor - 12th grade at Conway High School
  • Second Place: Meagan Carmack - 12th grade at Conway High School
  • Third Place: Nicole Penn - 12th grade at Conway High School

2014 - Every Watt Counts

5th - 7th Grade Essay Contest Winners

  • First Place: Samuel Chesshir - 6th grade at Bob Courtway Middle School
  • Second Place: Madeline Whitfield - 6th grade at Carl Stuart Middle School
  • Third Place: Jennasis Whisenant - 6th grade at Bob Courtway Middle School

8th - 12th Grade Essay Contest Winners

  • First Place: Matthew Sweere - 11th grade at Conway High School
  • Second Place: Jillian Tang - 10th grade at Conway High School
  • Third Place: Isabel Powers - 8th grade at Conway Junior High School

2013 - Empowering our Generation for Energy Conservation

5th - 7th Grade Essay Contest Winners

  • First Place: Sawyer Bentley - 5th grade at Carl Stuart Middle School
  • Second Place: Rebecca Dillon - 5th grade at Carl Stuart Middle School
  • Third Place: Carigan Foster - 5th grade at Carl Stuart Middle School

8th - 12th Grade Essay Contest Winners

  • First Place: Jillian Tang - 9th grade at Conway Junior High School
  • Second Place: Zoe Allison - 12th grade at Conway High School
  • Third Place: Byron Burrell II - 12th grade at Conway Junior High School