Getting accepted to the University of Alberta. Writing and publishing a book in four days. Learning to give others as much love and encouragement as possible. These are just a few of the achievements shared by prairie youth in Never Stop Milk’s Project U contest, presented by Prairie Milk.
Project U asks youth 19 and under from the prairie provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) to answer the question: “What have you achieved?” Some examples of stories shared so far include getting accepted into university, winning a dance competition and a high school rallying together to raise money for a charity. A grand prize of $5000 will be awarded to one entry in every province.
So how do these winners get picked, you ask? There are two stages: one, the public is eligible to vote once per day, per person for as long as the contest is running. Those that vote for the winners will be entered in a draw to win $1000. The more you vote, the better chance you have of getting your name drawn.
After the contest period is over, the three entries with the highest amount of votes from each province will be selected as the semi-finalists. The nine semi-final entries will then be presented to a non-biased panel of judges who will pick the three winners based on originality and inspiration.
The stories written by ordinary youth achieving great things are to be commended. Regardless of this contest, we should look to their stories as a source of inspiration and encouragement.
The contest closes at the end of April 2012, so what are you waiting for? Go to neverstopmilk.ca to enter or to vote for your favourite submission!