Walton EMC communicators Greg Brooks and Savannah Chandler recently received awards for their work in the Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) Excellence in Communications contest held in conjunction with the organization’s annual Institute.
Professional communicators representing cooperatives from across the United States and Canada submitted nearly 600 entries in the competition. The awards recognize the best in writing, photography, programs and projects, and publications.
Brooks and Chandler placed in four different categories of the contest:
• Third place, Writing – News Release
• Third place, Programs and Projects –Campaigns and Programs
• Third place, Programs and Projects –Broadcast Advertising
• Third place, Publications – Employee Publication
Comments from the judges evaluating their entries included:
“I felt your publication was welcoming and easy to read.”
“Use of social media and crisis management is particularly strong.”
“Neighbors helping neighbors delivers a strong local message.”
This year marks the 21st year Walton EMC has entered and placed in the CCA Excellence in Communications contest.
The Cooperative Communicators Association is an organization of 300 professionals who communicate for cooperatives. The organization is unique in both its mission and membership. CCA works toward helping members excel in communications techniques. Just as important, CCA emphasizes ideas and strategies aimed at making communications more successful for cooperatives. Learn more at www.communicators.coop .
Walton EMC is a customer-owned power company that serves 127,000 accounts over its 10-county service area between Atlanta and Athens. Learn more at waltonemc.com