Youth Scotland Members' Challenge

This friendly competition is a chance for young people in youth groups all across our network to try new things, build teamwork skills and get a shot at some exciting prizes.

A young person stands next to a paper tower on a table. They use measuring tape to check the height and give a thumbs up to the camera.
On a white background is the Youth Scotland logo. Over top, a streak of blue spray paint highlights purple text that reads, 'Members' Challenge.'

Build the tallest paper tower!

As part of our 90th birthday celebration, we’re thrilled to kick off our new Youth Scotland Members’ Challenge. This series of friendly competitions is open to young people from across our member groups and to get us started, we’re turning to a youth work classic: tape-and-paper towers!

What are the rules?

  1. Young people can work individually or in teams to build their freestanding paper tower. Towers must be built solely by young people (up to 26 years old) without help from youth workers.
  2. You can only use A4 paper and sticky tape to build your tower but you can use as much of both these materials as you need.
  3. You can fold, bend and roll the paper for your tower but you cannot cut it.

How can I enter?

  1. When your tower is built, record its height and take a picture that shows the measurement.
  2. Submit your tower to the competition by posting the photo with #YSMembersChallenge and tagging Youth Scotland on FacebookTwitter/X or Instagram (only one submission per team).

What could I win?

The competition will be judged based on a combination of the tower’s height and the creativity of its design.

  • The first-place winner will receive a £50 voucher of their choice
  • The second-place winner will receive a £30 voucher of their choice
  • The third-place winner will receive a £20 voucher of their choice

Submissions for the paper tower Members’ Challenge close on 19 May 2024.

Winners will be notified by email on 31 May 2024.

Three young people smile while constructing a paper tower.

Competition Terms & Conditions

  • Participants must follow all competition and entry rules outlined above in order for their entry to be considered.
  • There is no cost or purchase necessary to submit an entry for the Youth Scotland Members’ Challenge, however you must be a member group of Youth Scotland at the time of entry to participate. Member groups can only submit one entry (per team) per round of the competition.
  • The competition will open on 19 April 2024 and will close on 19 May 2024. No late entries will be accepted.
  • Entries will be evaluated by our panel of judges and competition winners will be determined based on a combination of tower height and design creativity.
  • Competition winners will be notified by 31 May 2024 (14 days after the competition close) by email using the member group’s primary contact email address listed in our CRM.
  • The first-place winner will receive one gift voucher (£50 in value) to a business of their choosing. The second-place winner will receive one gift voucher (£30 in value) to a business of their choosing. The third-place winner will receive one gift voucher (£20 in value) to a business of their choosing. No cash alternative can be substituted for any prize.
  • Youth Scotland must approve the selected business for each prize voucher and has the right to refuse to provide vouchers to any business deemed inappropriate. Once a winner has notified Youth Scotland of the selected business for their voucher and the business has been approved, Youth Scotland will provide the voucher within 28 business days, sending via email for electronic vouchers or by post for physical vouchers.
  • The results of the competition will be announced on the Youth Scotland website and on Youth Scotland’s social media accounts after the winners have been privately notified. Youth Scotland will publish the name of the member group (as well as any team name provided at the time of entry) and may share photos that were submitted as part of an entry to the competition. Member groups are responsible for ensuring appropriate photo permissions for any images submitted to the competition that include young people.

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