Rural Voices Contest Offers High School Seniors Chance to Share Ideas, Win Cash

This article was published on: 09/20/2019

Rural Voices Youth contest logo and imageHigh school seniors in North Central Kansas are invited to compete for a chance to win $850 by submitting a written essay or short video in the 2019-2020 Rural Voices Youth Contest.

Entries are to be reflective of this year’s contest theme, which is “Rural Kansas…Rural by Choice.” Students submitting the top entry in each category will receive a cash award of $850 and be recognized with the John R. Cyr Rural Voices Award, named in honor of Cyr who served for 22 years as NCRPC Executive Director. The winning entries will also be published on the NCRPC website.

Any senior in high school who lives in or attends a school in the 12-county NCRPC service area is eligible to enter the contest. A team option is available for the video category.

The NCRPC has awarded more than $22,000 to seniors from around the region since 2006.

The deadline to submit an entry is December 2. Additional information and registration details are available at

This article appeared in the September 2019 NCRPC Newsletter.