DEMCO Essay Contest/Youth Tour

Since 1978, DEMCO has sponsored an annual essay contest for high school juniors throughout our seven parish service area of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa and West Feliciana.

Twelve 11th-grade students will be selected to give an oral presentation of their essay at a banquet in their honor, and four winners will win an all-expense paid trip to attend the NRECA Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., June 2024. (DATES TBD)

To qualify, 11th-grade students must enter the DEMCO Essay Contest between November 1, 2023 and January 19, 2024. 

Throughout the submission and award process, there are many learning opportunities for participating students to gain a better understanding of the business model for electrical cooperatives as well as insight into how their national government operates.