Washington Youth Tour Creative Writing Contest

Washington Youth Tour Creative Writing Contest

Grade Level
11th Grade

Time Frame
October to mid-February

Lecture, video and printed materials are presented on subjects related to rural electric cooperatives. Approximately 72 classes presented in 15 area high schools to more than 1,800 students. Classroom presentations are made during October through February. Each student is given a packet of resource materials.

Students are encouraged to use the information they are given to write an original paper (see resource booklet) about rural electric cooperatives. Prizes are given for top papers at school, county, area-wide and state-wide levels. Each June, 15 students from Middle Tennessee Electric's service area are selected on this basis (see contest rules) to participate with other students from across Tennessee and the nation in an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Middle Tennessee Electric, Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association


Contact our Community Relations Coordinator, Jay Sanders, for more information.

Jay Sanders