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Youth Tour Guidelines


To enter the 2019 essay-writing contest, you must be a sophomore or junior in high school.

●You and your parents or guardian must be served by an electric cooperative in North Dakota.

●Essay is not to exceed two, standard 8.5-inch by 11-inch typewritten, double-spaced pages on    this topic: 

Electric cooperatives are member-owned and controlled. As a future member-owner of your   

cooperative, describe ways that smart technologies and social media might be used to  communicate with young adults. How might they be used to increase awareness and interest

in the many career opportunities with electric cooperatives?

●Submit your essay in hard copy or electronic format to your local electric cooperative. Electronic submissions should conform to the two-page, double-spaced guideline described above.

●Include a cover page with your essay. The cover page must provide the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Date of birth and place of birth
  3. Name of high school and grade in school
  4. Parent or guardian’s name, home address and telephone number
  5. Your email address and cell phone number

●The deadline is Jan. 31, 2019


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