Consumers Energy Unveils “This is My Michigan” Green Generation Photo Contest

PHOTO CONTEST: Share your photo at

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 by sharing a photo of what you love about our Great State. You could win big in the “This is My Michigan” Green Generation photo contest from May 1 through June 3.

“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:

  • Photo entries from Michigan residents 13 years and older can be uploaded
    online at: from May 1 through June 3.
  • Consumers Energy’s Green Generation program will plant one tree for every
    completed contest registration, up to 5,000 trees.
  • A total of 20 prizes will be awarded, including a Michigan vacation; $1,000 Gift
    of Energy cards, and $1,000 ENERGY STAR appliance gift cards.
  • Those Consumers Energy customers who register on the website, complete
    trivia questions and vote will be eligible to win prizes.
  • June 4-10 the top 10 finalists will be selected based on creativity, quality of
    submission and best fit to theme.
  • Public voting from June 11 through July 8 will help determine the Grand Prize
    photo winner, which will be announced 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