Nominate local heroes in Horry County

touchstone-half-pageThird Annual #WhoPowersYou Contest launches October 1

In partnership with Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, we are pleased to announce the third annual #WhoPowersYou Contest, honoring local heroes. It’s a chance for Horry Electric members and employees to nominate someone who’s making a difference in our community, and an opportunity to celebrate the power of human connections.

In addition to being nationally recognized, nominees can win up to $5,000 for the cause they champion.

To nominate a local hero in our community, go to  and submit the nominee’s name, photo and a brief description of how they make a difference in our community.

Nominations open on Oct.1 and must be submitted by midnight on Nov.4.  Only members of a Touchstone Energy Cooperative are eligible to be nominated. Horry Electric is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative. 

Winners will be announced in December. An independent panel of judges will select winners based upon the positive impact they make on the community, creativity of the entry and the number of votes they receive. Prize money totaling $9,000 will be awarded to the following winners:•Grand Prize Winner: $5,000•Second Place: $2,000•Third Place: $1,500•Honorable Mention: $500

Horry Electric and Touchstone EnergyCooperatives launched the #WhoPowersYou Contest in 2016 to honor people making a powerful impact in their community.

Contest Rules: Contest-Rules-WhoPowersYou – 6.19.18

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives ( is a nationwide alliance of more than 730 consumer-owned electric cooperatives dedicated to serving their members and communities with integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. Touchstone Energy co-ops collectively deliver power and energy solutions to more than 30 million members every day.

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