Washington Youth Tour

The trip of a lifetime is an essay away


At MTE, we don’t just serve houses, we serve families. High school juniors are encouraged to write an original paper about rural electric cooperatives with winners awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Under normal circumstances, MTE would provide winners with a trip to Washington D.C. However, due to COVID, we will provide each winner with a $1,000 scholarship.  



Each year, we sponsor a creative writing contest with an unforgettable, expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., as its prize. This year due to COVID, we will provide each winner with a $1,000 scholarship instead.


Who gets to participate? High School Juniors

When does it happen? June 2021

When is the deadline for entries? February 26, 2021

How do I enter to win? To enter the contest, students are asked to write short stories describing how local electric co-ops are connecting their communities with power, information, and opportunities. If you know a student or teacher who might like to participate, share this information with him or her. Teachers are encouraged to present the creative essay contest to their students as part of their classroom assignments.



Community Relations Coordinator