Consumers Energy Unveils "This is My Michigan" Green Generation Photo Contest

Consumers Energy Unveils "This is My Michigan" Green Generation Photo Contest


PR Newswire

JACKSON, Mich., May 1, 2013

JACKSON, Mich., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectacular Michigan sunsets.
Breathtaking views of the Great Lakes. Camping and bonfires with family and
friends. Enjoying one of Michigan's premier golf courses. Consumers Energy
wants you to show us your Michigan. The company today announced its inaugural
"This is My Michigan" Green Generation photo contest which launches online May

"This creative photo contest is a win-win for all," said Tom Shirilla,
Consumers Energy Green Generation program manager. "Participants can win great
prizes and promote the beauty of the Great Lakes State by sharing their
favorite Michigan image or moment, while Consumers Energy will support the
community by planting a tree for the first 5,000 registrations."

Details of the contest include the following:

  oPhoto entries from Michigan residents 13 years and older can be
    uploadedonline at: from May 1 through June 3.
  oConsumers Energy's Green Generation program will plant one tree for
    everycompleted contest registration, up to 5,000 trees.
  oA total of 20 prizes will be awarded, including a Michigan vacation;
    $1,000 Giftof Energy cards, and $1,000 Energy Star appliance gift cards.
  oThose Consumers Energy customers who register on the website,
    completetrivia questions and vote will be eligible to win prizes.
  oJune 4-10 the top 10 finalists will be selected based on creativity,
    quality ofsubmission and best fit to theme.
  oPublic voting from June 11 through July 8 will help determine the Grand
    Prize photo winner, which will be announced on July 12.

"At Consumers Energy, part of building a sustainable energy future for
Michigan includes supporting the communities we serve in big ways and small,
and this contest does just that," added Shirilla.

Consumers Energy's Green Generation program helps reduce dependence on
traditional energy sources and preserves our natural resources for future
generations. Supply for the Green Generation program is Michigan-made, with
renewable energy coming from wind and landfill gas sources. Green Generation
was launched in 2005, and currently has nearly 17,000 customers enrolled in
the program. For more information go to

Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS), provides
natural gas and electricity to 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents
in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

For more information regarding Consumers Energy, visit us at:
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SOURCE Consumers Energy

Contact: Debra Dodd, 517/545-8711; Dan Bishop, 517/788-2395
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