Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition
“A Call to Action”
WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY? HOW? HOW MUCH?
Q: What are some examples of youth issues/risks/concerns?
A: Examples: boredom, nowhere to go, nothing to do, bullying, substance abuse, eating disorders, academic/college/peer pressure, etc. Please also see Resources for Youth Issues.
Q: Is the competition only open to Loudoun youth?
A: The competition is open to all Loudoun County, VA middle school and high school students; grades 6 through 12; public, private, and home school.
Q: Can home school youth participate?
Q: Can an individual enter or must it be a team?
A: Either! Individual and team submissions are eligible.
Q: Is there a limit on team member numbers?
A: No! There are no limits to number of team members.
Q: Do I have to have my parent's permission?
A: Yes! Please check the box on the On-line Registration and download and complete the Permission Form, and fax to (703) 771-5354 ATTENTION: Kristin Garrett, or bring with you to the orientation session.
Q: How are the winners selected?
A: All on-line entry registrations will go through an initial screening process to be assessed for appropriateness, thoroughness, commitment, and preparation. Orientation is an opportunity for Q&A, fine-tuning, and advice. At the Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition, entries will be judged on the depth of issue analysis, quality of the solution, effectiveness of implementation, originality (in issue selection and treatment), and thoroughness of preparation.
Q: What will happen at the orientation session?
A: We will provide important information. It is also an opportunity for Q&A, fine-tuning, and advice to plan and implement your proposed solution. You may ask general and specific questions. Since this is a competition, you may choose to request a private discussion with organizers, away from participants/competitors, about your issue and proposed solution.
Q: Is my written submission a part of the final judging?
A: Yes - the judges will review entries before the Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition