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Read and download contest guidelines here. Deadline for application is May 15, 2017.

Complete the Young Visionary application below.

Note that video submissions must between two and five minutes long.

Past recipients of the Young Visionary Award are ineligible.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


Tell us a bit about yourself.

E-mail confirmation:*
Date of Birth*

If you are submitting a video essay, you can skip to the next page.

Be sure to answer all of the following questions in your recording.

What is your definition of social justice?
How do you see yourself as a change agent?
How do you plan to use your $2,000 award?
If tuition, give the name and city of the Institution you will attend. Tell us what you'll study and how you will use your education to benefit your community?
If community impact project, describe the project including goals, outcomes and timeline.
If a leadership training or conference, tell us how it will help you become a better community leader. List expenses such as travel, conference fees, etc.

You can submit your essay in one of three ways:

  • Fill out the essay questions right here within the application.
  • Give us the link to a video essay uploaded to Youtube, Vimeo or any other video-sharing social network below.
  • Mail your written essay to P.O Box 5277 St. Louis, Mo. 63115 by May 15, 2017.

Give us a link to your video submission.

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