Teachers, you don’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity to showcase your students writing and illustration skills, plus, their book might even get published!   Both the teacher and students of the winning entry get a $50 cash prize and lots of recognition.

The Children’s Book Challenge is a great way to engage your students with a cross-curricular project focused on energy education that also correlates to many South Carolina state standards. This writing project directly connects to Art, ELA, Science, Technology, and Social Studies. 

Fourth and fifth-grade students in South Carolina are invited to write and illustrate a children’s book about our electric cooperatives.  Winning entries will be awarded cash prizes as well as an opportunity to get published!  This year’s challenge focuses on this year’s theme.

How is electricity delivered to our communities?


  • September 2023 – Registration opens
  • November 10, 2023 – Deadline to register
  • January 26, 2024 – Deadline for book submission to co-op
  • February 16, 2024 – Co-ops choose local winners.
  • March 1, 2024 – Grand prize winner announced


Click the link to go to the enLIGHTenSC website and learn more!