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My Hometown is Cool

WVU Extension Service and the WVU Chambers College of Business and Economics will highlight the voice of youth leaders through the “My Hometown is Cool” statewide competition! 

  • Teams of youths ages 9-18 are invited submit a 3-minute video that demonstrates what makes your hometown cool and one idea for making your hometown cooler! 
  • The competition is open to teams of two or more youths in West Virginia. 
  • Each team must also have an adult “coach” to serve as the point of contact for registration.

Register your team now! 

Complete this form to register your team to participate in the My Hometown is Cool competition. Teams must register by March 1st!

Once registered, you will receive the entry packet that includes:

  • Program overview 

  • Lesson Series (optional resource) 

  • My Hometown is Cool...and So Is Yours! 

  • What Makes My Hometown Work? 

  • Making My Hometown Cooler 

  • Sharing Ideas for My Hometown

  • Tips and Tricks: Creating a GreatVideo

  • Student pre/post survey (required) 

  • Student media release (required) 

  • Submission instructions 

Entries are due by Sunday April 4th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. 

The top projects will be highlighted during the Community Leadership Academy on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7 p.m. The winning teams will discuss/present their projects via Zoom. 


Four teams will be awarded $2,500 to turn their idea into reality. The awarded funds must be used to implement the proposed project by November 1, 2021.


  • The next QuaranTEEN session will be March 1, 2021 at 7 p.m.

  • Meet college students 

  • Participate in fun and interactive games

  • Get tips for your pitch! 

One lucky student will win a $400 camp scholarship to any WVU sponsored camp! All students in attendance will be entered into the drawing at the event.