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Youth Tour


Youth Tour is one of SWRE's most-anticipated youth events of the year. High school juniors can apply to win this week-long, all-expenses-paid educational trip to Washington, D.C. in June of each year. SWRE annually sponsors two delegates—one from Oklahoma and one from Texas—from high schools within its service territory. Students travel with the Oklahoma and Texas delegations to our nation’s capital where they tour historic sites and national landmarks, meet state congressional delegation, and more. Youth Tour is affectionately known as the “trip of a lifetime” by former Youth Tourians. The Oklahoma Youth Tour is June 19-25, 2020 and the Texas Youth Tour is June 17-26, 2020.

How to Apply: 

  1. Write an essay (750-word max, double-spaced) on this topic: “You are in charge of the energy efficiency of your home. Describe ways you would recommend making your home more energy efficient.”

  2. Complete an entry form online below or download an entry form to submit by mail.

  3. Submit your entry form, essay and resume online or by mail (see more info in the Contest Rules). 

  4. Finalists will be selected by Jan. 15, 2020 and be required to present their essay as a speech to a panel of judges.

  5. Finalists who deliver their speeches are eligible to win some cash prizes, leadership opportunities and a FREE trip to Washington, D.C.!

View the 2020 Youth Tour Contest Rules


What is Youth Tour - Oklahoma Edition


What is Youth Tour - Texas Edition



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