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Columbia Gas Giving Away $10K in Summer Safety Contest


COLUMBUS, OH – Columbus Gas is launching a yard make over contest that has 10,000 in prizes.

 Columbia Gas of Ohio is launching the Good Call. Great Yard. 811 Contest1, encouraging anyone throughout the Columbia Gas service territory2 to submit a video or picture sharing why they could use some yard help for a chance to win big. From June 1 – June 22, individuals can enter to win a $5,000 grand prize to put toward the yard of their dreams, with two runners-up each receiving $2,500. 

Columbia Gas is launching the contest to raise awareness of the importance of calling 811 before starting any project that involves digging. Before any home improvement project – big or small – call 811 at least two business days before you dig, and your local utilities will mark lines so you can dig safely. Calling 811 is free, easy and the law, and ensures your project is safe for you and nearby neighbors. 

“We know many of our customers will be using their yards this summer to reconnect with friends and family or simply find moments of relaxation. We want to help turn a few yards into personal paradises,” said Columbia Gas Communications Manager Bill Loomer. “We’re launching this contest as a reminder that before you start any yard project that involves digging this summer, the right call is a call to 811 to have underground utility lines marked so you can complete the project safely and successfully.” 

Individuals interested in participating should submit either a short video or an image sharing why they could use a yard makeover through the Columbia Gas of Ohio contest page between June 1 – 22, 2021. Finalists will be notified between June 23 – June 30 before final entries are shared publicly for a vote. The three entries that secure the most votes will win the grand prizes: gift cards to Lowe’s3, local nursery or hardware stores, with the first place winner receiving $5,000 and second and third place entrants receiving $2,500 each. No purchase is necessary, and full contest rules can be found here

Those tackling home improvement projects that involve digging this summer can call 811 at any time, any day of the year, or alternatively can submit a ticket online to request utility markings. If hiring outside help for a project, make sure your contractor calls 811 before starting the job. 

The contest is part of the company’s continued efforts to keep customers and the community safe. For residents and anyone interested in learning more about natural gas safety, more information can be found at columbiagasohio.com/safety