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Win $500 - $1500 For Your ARIZONA Service Project!

Automatically entered for a $10,000 National Prize!

Open to Arizona-based young people who are between the ages of 13 and 19.

• Must be received by 11:59 p.m. PT on Monday, March 31, 2024.

• $1,500 Arizona First Prize

• $1,000 Arizona Second Prize

• $500 Arizona Third prize

• Automatic Entry for $40,000 in national prizes

The contest submission portfolio includes...
1,200-word essay on how your project advances Founding Principles and Civic Virtues
A project report of up to 2,000 words on the project’s inspiration, planning, and execution. Includes at least two examples of the impact on your community.
Photographic or video documentation of project That shows tangible impact.
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Please note that the in-person exhibition of all Arizona-based entries scheduled for April 24, 2024, has been postponed. We will provide updated information on the rescheduled date as soon as it becomes available.

My Impact Challenge Arizona FAQs

Arizona’s MyImpact Challenge is a civics fair sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute, Arizona YMCA Youth and Government, the Arizona Civics Coalition, and Arizona State University’s Center for American Civics. The fair will be held Apil 24, 2024 at the Watts Family Maryvale YMCA.

The contest is open to Arizona students between the ages of 13 and 19 who are involved in a community service project.

Send a project report of up to 2,000 words, an essay of up to 1,200 words on how your project upholds one Civic Virtue and one Founding Principle, and photo or video documentation. Find out more at

Groups of up to five members can enter the contest.

No. Entries must be written and filed by students. Teachers may provide support but cannot write entries and should not file entires under their names.

No. MyImpact Challenge awards
cash prizes which can be used for
any purpose, whether funding your education or investing money back into your project.

If you've started work on an ongoing service project that isn't finished yet, enter anyway! If you're doing real work and your project is having a real impact, we want to see it.

No. MyImpact Challenge is a contest for completed or in-progress service projects. If you are only at the project planning stage, you might have a great entry for next year's contest.

More information about the contest is available at or by emailing