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Recognition and reward

The Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award is an extension of Direct Energy’s employee volunteer programs that encourages company employees to volunteer their time and energy to causes and organizations in their local community. The award itself will consist of:

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$1,000 cash prize to the winner;

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$5,000 cash grant to the winner’s organization/cause of choice in their community;

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Recognition of the winner's achievement through a commemorative award.

How to Enter

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Download the contest rules and a nomination form. Or complete a nomination form online here .

Nomination forms must be sent by Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 11:59 pm to:


Mail Address:
Julie Hendry
Direct Energy
1001 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1200
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Attn: Julie Hendry

A selection committee, formed by representatives from Direct Energy and Local 12, will review all award nominations and select the winning individual or group.

The Volunteer Citizen of the Year award is open to citizens who reside within a community served by Local 12. Applicants can either self-nominate or be nominated by another individual or group. Nominations should be no longer than 750 words in length and detail the specific contribution the individual or group has made to the local community through improving the quality of life for fellow citizens. The nominations also need to profile the designated organization and how that organization would use the $5,000 donation.

For more information about the program, please contact Julie Hendry at 412.925.6773 or