Washington, D.C. Youth Tour and Oklahoma Youth Leadership Council State Representative Interview

2018 YOUTH TOUR VIDEO CONTEST

JUNIORS WIN,

“THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!”

Two juniors from IEC’s service area will participate in the Youth Leadership Council State Representative interview, and receive, the all-expense paid tour of  Washington, D.C., June 8-14, 2018, as winners of the Youth Tour Video Contest.

2017 Youth Tour Photos

2017 Oklahoma Youth Tour

Watch the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Tour Trip video for a glimpse of what you’ll experience while on Youth Tour.

2016 Youth Tour Video


 

RUNNER-UP PRIZE: 
ALL EXPENSES PAID TRIP TO COOPERATIVE YOUTH LEADERSHIP CAMP, STEAMBOAT COLORADO COORDINATED WITH KANSAS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES, INC.
Travel Dates, JULY 13-20, 2018
NEW 2017 Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp Video:

 OBJECTIVES OF YOUTH TOUR

The Youth Tour has three main objectives:

  • To educate youths on all aspects of rural electrification in order to promote a better understanding of the value of rural electric cooperatives.
  • To provide an opportunity for youth to visit monuments, government buildings and cooperative-related organizations in order to become familiar with the historical and political environment of their nation’s capital.
  • To provide an opportunity for youth to meet elected officials in order to better understand how their federal government works.

2018 YOUTH TOUR VIDEO CONTEST INFORMATION AND ELIGIBLE SCHOOLS:

  • Cleveland
  • Pawnee
  • Woodland
  • Mannford
  • Olive
  • Hominy
  • Yale
  • Frontier/Red Rock
  • Prue
  • Wynona
  • Pawhuska
  • Sand Springs
  • Shidler
  • Cushing
  • Jennings
  • Drumright
  • Oilton
  • Morrison

2018 Washington, D.C. Youth Tour and Oklahoma Youth Leadership Council
State Representative Interview
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES:

Two juniors from IEC’s service area will participate in the Youth Leadership Council State Representative interview, and receive, the all-expense paid tour of  Washington, D.C., June 8-14, 2018, as winners of the Youth Tour Video Contest.

  1. Students must currently be classified as high school juniors attending a school in the IEC’s service area. Homeschooled junior equivalents must reside in IEC’s service area.  It is not necessary that the student’s parents be members of Indian Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  2. Contestants will be required to create and present a video, approximately 5 minutes in length, on the topic: “How Will Electric Cars Affect Electric Cooperatives and the National Electric Grid?”  Your video entry must incorporate your understanding of an electric cooperative and express your opinion on the topic.  
  3. The video entries must submit 2 copies of the video, on a flash drive or disk.  Submit source reference in writing.
  4. Enclose a completed entry form with the video envelope.
  5. IEC supplies complete contest rules, entry form and cooperative reference materials, including the IEC History on our website, www.iecok.com, Washington, D.C. Youth Tour.  Students are encouraged to use other resources to gain information on the topic.
  6. Entries will be judged based on (1) knowledge of subject – 30%; (2) originality – 25%;
    (3) speaking ability – 25%; (4) composition & structure – 20%.
  7. Deadline for all entries is Noon on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Be sure to keep a copy of your entry for your use should you be selected as a finalist.
  8. Four finalists will be selected to present their entry live during the Youth Tour banquet in the spring. Judges will award the Youth Leadership Council State Representative Interview and Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. trip to the two highest scoring finalists following the live presentations.  Runners-Up win a trip to Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
  9. Decisions of the judges are final.
  10. Children of IEC employees and IEC Trustees are NOT eligible to participate in the Youth Tour competition.

Travel Dates, JUNE 8-14, 2018:  2018 Youth Leadership Council State Representative Interview and Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.
Travel Dates, JULY 13-20, 2018:  2018 Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp Steamboat Springs, CO.

RESOURCES

The web sites below contain facts, figures and stories that may be helpful as you prepare your entry. IEC in no way endorses these sites or the companies and organizations they represent. It is the responsibility of each contestant to verify the accuracy of all facts and figures found within these materials.

 

For more information contact:
Clara Eulert (clarae@iecok.com)
IEC Youth Tour Coordinator
P.O. Box 49
Cleveland, OK 74020
(918)295-9558
Monday – Thursday 6:30am – 5:00pm