2021 Small-Town Charm Photo Contest

Bandera Electric Cooperative is looking for the best Small-Town Charm photos from its members! The best part about being a cooperative is that BEC is locally owned and operated in the Texas Hill Country, which is made up of small and rural towns and cities.

Members will be entered to win a gift card of up to $300 and the chance to have their photo featured in the December issue of Texas Co-op Power.


•  First Place: $300 gift card, inclusion in Texas Co-op Power.
•  Second Place: $200 gift card, inclusion in Texas Co-op Power.
•  Third Place: $100 gift card, inclusion in Texas Co-op Power.


Photo Requirements:

•  Must embody small town charm (i.e. friendly, quaint, delightful, unique or special)
•  Must be taken within the BEC service territory
•  Must be in its original state and cannot be altered in any way, including but not limited to removing, adding, reversing, or distorting subjects within the frame. Color touch ups are permitted.
•  Must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format, edited for web in sRGB color space, at least 2,000 pixels wide and no larger than 10 MB.
•  Must not be grainy, blurry or pixelated.
•  Must be original content of the member who submits the photo.
•  Must be submitted digitally.

Only one entry per member household will be accepted. Photographer must be 18 years or older and an active BEC member or live in a BEC-serviced household at time of entry. For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must be prepared to provide a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian, to BEC upon request. A sample model release form is available here.

Complete contest rules and guidelines can be found here.


Enter Contest

This contest is open from September 1, 2021 to noon CDT October 15, 2021.