IEC Announces Winners of Apprentice Short Story Contest

IEC is proud to announce the winners of the Seventh Annual IEC Apprentice Short Story Contest. The first place winner is Ryan Tedford of Encore Electric, a fourth-year apprentice at IEC Rocky Mountain. 

Tedford’s short story was selected from many intriguing submissions from forth-year apprentices from chapters across the country. Each story described the apprentice's journey to a career in the electrical industry.

The other winners were:

  • Michael Thompson of APG Electric, representing IEC Florida West Coast, in second place;
  • Gregory Morrison of Above and Beyond Electric Company, representing IEC Mid-South, in third place;
  • Steve Soza of JL Wood Electric, representing IEC Texas Gulf Coast, in fourth place; and
  • Gustavo Robles of Central Ohio AEC/IEC, in fifth place.

The contest, judged by the IEC National Industry Outreach Committee, seeks to obtain insight into how apprentices had found their way into the electrical industry. The contest was open to all of IEC’s fourth-year apprentices.

Tedford receives a $250 Visa gift card for being the first place winner. Each of the other winners will receive a $100 Visa gift card.  All entries were judged on originality, creativity, conventions of print, and sincerity. Winners and the short stories will be published in the July issue of Insights magazine and on the IEC website.