January 25, 2013

Fourth Year Apprentices: Win a $250 Gift Card for Your Short Story!

ATTN IECRM fourth year apprentices! Write a short story about why you became an electrician (or see other “Short Story Topics” below) and you could win one of several Visa gift cards, and receive national recognition for your achievement.

2013 IEC Short Story Contest

How to Enter the IEC Apprentice Short Story Contest

  1. Type a 500 word short story (see “Short Story Topics” below)
  2. Follow these contest submission instructions
  3. Submit your entry by March 1, 2013.


  • Grand Prize: (1) $250 Visa gift card
  • Runner-Up Prizes: (4) $100 Visa gift cards

Rules & Eligibility

  • Entrants MUST be in their fourth year of apprentice training in an IEC training program.
  • Submissions should be typed and should not exceed 500 words.
  • Submissions Due: March 1, 2013.

Short Story Topics

Write about one or more of the following topics:

  • How I first found out about the IEC Apprentice Training Program
  • Why I decided to enroll in the IEC Apprentice Training Program
  • Why I chose to become an electrician
  • Who or what influenced my decision to become an electrician

Last Year’s Winner

Read last year’s winning story here on the IEC website.


Please call IECRM at (303) 853-4886 if you have questions about this contest, or how to enter.