BECi posted on their facebook page that any teachers who have 5 or more students submit an essay, your name will be entered into a drawing for $100. Each year, BECi receives less than 100 essays and only four teachers qualify for the drawing. This is a great opportunity for your students to win a completely FREE trip to Washington, D.C. and for you to win $100. To enter, high school sophomores, juniors and seniors must write a 1,000 essay describing what they think life would be like without electricity. Contest details are available on the BECi webpage or call Danielle Tilley at 1-800-367-0275.


Since 1979, Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BECi), has awarded local students the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., during the Rural Electric Youth Tour Conference. Again this year, BECi will sponsor an all-expense paid trip to four winners of an essay-writing contest who are sophomores, juniors or seniors.

These Students will travel with other winners from Louisiana, as well as numerous chaperones from Louisiana Electric Cooperatives, to meet with more than 1,500 students from 46 other states for an unforgettable week in our nation’s capital. While in Washington, students will experience history first-hand by visiting monuments, the Smithsonian Museums, and meet with representatives and senators.

To enter the contest, students must write an essay (1,000 words max) describing what life would be like without electricity.

Teachers and parents are asked to encourage their students to enter this contest.

Visit for a complete listing of contest rules. Entries are due no later than February 7, 2020.

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