Dominion Seeks 'Strong Men & Women' Writing Contest Entries

October 10, 2005

RICHMOND, Va. - Dominion is seeking entries for the 2006 Strong Men & Women essay writing competition from African-American high school seniors in the company’s North Carolina and Virginia service areas.

Each school can submit two student entries. Four winners will each receive a notebook computer, and their schools will each receive $1,000. Entries must be submitted no later than Nov. 16.

The contest is in conjunction with the company's "Strong Men & Women: Excellence in Leadership" series that recognizes nine state and national leaders each year. The writing contest invites high school seniors to research and write about African-American heroes who have been honored during the 15-year Strong Men & Women series. More information on the Strong Men & Women essay contest is available on Dominion’s Web site.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Richmond in January.

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers of energy, with an energy portfolio of about 28,100 megawatts of generation. Dominion also serves retail energy customers in nine states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's Web site at


Editor’s Note: The 2006 Strong Men & Women writing contest color poster now being distributed to high schools is available online. (PDF or JPG)

Media: David Botkins, 804-771-6115