YVOTE Contest
League of Women Voters of Sarasota (LWVSRQ)
Award: $200 - $500
Deadline: October 17, 2023

The Education Action Team of the League of Women Voters of Sarasota (LWVSRQ) in partnership with Sarasota County Public Schools and fully funded by Gulf Coast Community Foundation, is sponsoring an essay, poster, and video contest, “YVOTE”, for high school students who will share their thoughts on the importance of voting.  All students in Sarasota County’s public charter and district public high schools are eligible to enter, regardless of whether they are yet able to register to vote. Students will work independently on their entries, and the contest is not part of classroom activities or assignments.

The writer(s) of the winning essay, artist(s) of the winning poster, and the producer(s) of the winning video will each receive a prize of $500; second place winners in each category will receive $300 and 3rd place winners in each category will receive $200.  If a single entry has been created by more than one person, the prize will be shared by the number of students who submitted that winning entry.

The deadline for submissions is October 17, 2023, and winners will be announced on November 8, 2023 on social media and elsewhere.

An application to enter the contest should be sent with the subject heading: YVOTE CONTEST APPLICATION to education@lwvsrq.org .  Additional contest details will also be provided.

YVOTE Contest Details

Important Information

What high schools does this scholarship apply to? All
Number of Available Awards: 9
Intended Major:
Scholarship Criteria: Essay, poster, and video contest
Scholarship Location: Local
Minimum GPA:
Minimum SAT Score:
Minimum ACT Score:
Is the scholarship renewable? No
How to Renew:
Is an essay required? Yes
Are service hours required? No

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Student Groups:
Grades: 9th - 12th
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