The 2019 Youth Tour Contest is open to any high school sophomore, junior or senior who’s part of a member family of an Iowa electric co-op that’s a member of the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives (IAEC). One all-expenses-paid trip will be awarded by Living with Energy in Iowa magazine, in addition to the trips sponsored by local electric cooperatives.
Of course, students at supporting co-ops first should apply for the Youth Tour through their electric co-ops. Then, to enhance your chances of earning a trip, we encourage you to enter this contest too. If you’re chosen as the winner of a trip sponsored by your local electric cooperative, you’ll become ineligible to win the trip sponsored by Living with Energy in Iowa magazine.
To enter, you will be required to submit an official entry form plus a short (250-word maximum) essay in response to this statement: Pick one of the seven cooperative principles and share how your local electric cooperative embodies it.
Entries must be received by April 5, 2019. Living with Energy in Iowa magazine and IAEC staff will judge all essays anonymously. The decision of the judges will be final. The winner of the Living with Energy in Iowa Youth Tour Contest will not be announced until April 15, 2019, which is after all sponsoring local electric cooperatives will have chosen their 2019 Youth Tour participants.
Orientation: Evening of June 13 (Des Moines)
Leave for DC: Early June 14 (Des Moines International Airport)
Arrive back in Iowa: June 20 (Des Moines International Airport)