AIEC President/CEO Duane Noland recognized Illinois Country Living’s Assistant Editor Colten Bradford during the board meeting on June 16. Colten recently received a Gold Award in the Best Photo category in the national 2022 Spotlight on Excellence Awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and NRECA. The annual competition recognizes the best communication and marketing efforts by electric co-ops and related organizations. The winning photo was taken during the fall 2021 distribution line school at Lincoln Land Community College.