It is all about learning, growing and achieving personal goals in life.  Like the Olympics, the Winners of National,
Regional, State, County, or City will receive Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards plus Certificates of Achievement,
and possibly, recognition from governing Officials.

WHO CAN ENTER?  Any young person between 4 and 17 years of age may enter this contest.  All entries must be
mailed to Contest Judges, postmarked no later than midnight August 31, 2010.

HERE ARE THE RULES:
    1. Each volunteer project must be based on a chapter or section of The Way To Happiness® book.  
    Note: We provide paper back copies and e-books at no cost.  The Way To Happiness® book is non-religious, non-political, and non-partisan in content.  It contains
    21 common sense guidelines for living.  It is available in booklet form in English, and in e-book form in 90 additional languages.

    2. Young people (age 4-6) projects may receive advice from parents, but the volunteer work must be done by the child entering the
    contest. NOTE:  No matter their age, they must write their own reports to the judges. In 2008, eight pre-school and kindergarten children won top regional medal
    awards. They wrote simple three sentence reports.

    3.  Youth Volunteers aged 7-17 entering projects must plan, and carry out the project as an  individual. NOTE: It would be appreciated if the
    adult would keep assistance in the project to a minimum and just enough assistance for the child to create what he or she wants to create. The idea here is that the
    work on the project is the child's to do and the work is not to be done by the adult.

    4. The final step in this contest requires the Youth Volunteer to complete a written report, describing the project details. Wording is
    limited to 700 words. Each student report must tell the judges why his or her project deserves an award. The report must include
    proof of project activities, such as photos, newspaper clippings, artwork, letters or any other evidence that will help judges choose
    Youth Volunteer winners.   

THE CONTEST ENDS MIDNIGHT AUGUST 31, 2010.  WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER 2010.

Project Reports – describe improvements of any kind that occurred as a result of the Youth Volunteer’s project, or evidence that there has
been an increase in honesty, trust, and competence, etc. as a result of creating the project. It should include how it helped self, family,
school, community and country.

When mailing projects to Contest Judges, place the report in a 3-ring binder or other suitable binding. Then mail the completed project
report to the following address:

Student Challenge Contest Judges
C/O Set A Good Example Foundation
SAGE Contest Headquarters
2212 Royale Rd. Ste #2
Sacramento, CA 95815-4014

NOTE: All written entries, project reports, photos, letters, proofs, evidences, etc., shall become the property of the Set A Good Example Foundation,
with all rights, including the rights to edit, publish and use any of the written entry, photos, etc. without further considerations or payment to
contestants. No correspondence about entries other than as mentioned herein will be entered into, nor will photos or evidence or project reports be
acknowledged or returned. Judges will not review video tapes or tape recordings. Only written project reports and attached evidences are reviewed
during judging.

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