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MLGW Student Poster Contest deadline is Friday, Dec. 9, 2021
November 24, 2021

The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Student Poster Contest ends in about two weeks. The utility’s annual Student Poster Contest for Shelby County school children in grades K-12 focuses on natural gas safety, a particularly important subject especially during the winter months. The deadline for entries is December 9 at 4 p.m.

Art entries will be judged on their ability to clearly and creatively communicate the theme, “Natural Gas Safety: Captain Mercaptan – Smell Gas? Leave Fast!” Artwork created on computer is eligible this year along with traditional art on paper or other mediums. Please visit for specific information on the submission process.

Entries will be judged in four categories: Elementary school (grades K-2 and 3-5), middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12). Each category winner and each winner’s teacher will receive awards worth $125, along with additional recognition. All children in grades K-12, attending ANY Shelby County school or home schooling, are eligible.

The deadline for MLGW’s Student Poster Contest is

4 p.m., Friday, December 9, 2021. For details, general rules, specific art form rules, important info on the submission process, judging and awards, please visit

MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 437,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.

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