The Importance of Local Elections
Todd County DFL is offering a $1,000 scholarship to Seniors and first year post-secondary students. The scholarship will be offered to the student who creates the most impactful video or document describing “The Importance of Local Elections”.
- Live in Todd County
- A high school Senior or in your first year of college (2 or 4 year) or technical school.
- February 1 to May 31st, 2020. applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM May 31st.
- Scholarships will be evaluated in June and July
- Winner will be announced at the Todd County Fair, in local newspapers, the Todd County DFL website (https://toddcountydfl.org), by email, and by US mail.
- Disbursement of funds to the college of your choice will be after proof of enrollment is provided.
- In a 30 second to 3 minute video essay or a 500 word or less typed essay on the importance of local elections.
- Submissions focused on statewide or national elections essays will be disqualified
- Submissions endorsing a candidate or political party will be disqualified.
- Submissions will be judged on content and the ability to deliver an impactful message.
- Submissions will be judged by non-local impartial judges who will not have the name of the entrant.
- Video essays must be loaded on You-Tube and marked Public. A link to the video must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 PM May 31st.
- Typed essays must be emailed as an attachment to email@example.com by 11:59 PM May 31st.
- Email must have:
- Your name
- Your Telephone Number
- Your email Address
- You US mail Address
- Institution you are or will be attending
Resources Available to Contestants
- Help with word processing will be available at the Great River Libraries in Long Prairie, Staples, and Grey Eagle.
- Help with videos and word processing will be available at A. John Peters Computer Services at 221 Central Avenue, Long Prairie. Make an appointment to receive help or create a video by calling 612-419-4033.
- Questions my be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 320-202-4054
Todd County DFL reserves the right to publish essays by print or electronically at your school, on Todd County DFL’s website or Facebook page.