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Win up to $5,000 For Your MISSOURI Service Project!

Automatically entered for a $10,000 National Prize!

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

• Attendees must RSVP to attend by March 31, 2024.

• Final submission packets due April 12, 2024.

• $5,000 Missouri First Prize

• $1,500 Missouri Second Prize

• $1,000 Missouri Third prize

• $500 Missouri Fourth Prize

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.
Attend the Conference & WIN prizes!
All Missouri-based entries will be invited to exhibit their projects in-person on May 3, 2024!
Attendees must RSVP by March 31, 2024 and Final submission packet due April 12.

My Impact Challenge Missouri FAQs

Missouri’s MyImpact Challenge is a civics fair sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute and the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Center for Character and Citizenship. The fair will be held May 3, 2024 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

The contest is open to Missouri 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