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Special Events & Programs

Logo Design contest
Nevada Girls State Camp
Nevada Girls State Link
Yearly event and scholarship for future leaders of America
US senate youth program

Foreign Exchange Program 
Would you like to study abroad during high school? Use this resource to begin planning your academic adventure outside the US.

Boys State  and Girls State
Both the Nevada Girls and Boys State are held in mid-June. This program is designed to provide training in leadership and citizenship for America’s most promising youths. The American Legion believes that by teaching our young people about the ideals and principles on which the American government was founded we can help ensure a safe and prosperous future for our republic.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 
The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is one of the most significant and growing programs of the Rotary service. Each year, thousands of young people take part in the program worldwide. Each year, over 100 young people who have just completed their junior year in high school are invited to take part in the RYLA camp at Granlibakken Conference in Tahoe City. Participants spend a week in a challenging program of discussions, inspirational addresses, leadership training and social activities.

Rotary Youth Exchange Program 
Every year the local Rotary chapter selects 1-2 students to live and attend school in a foreign country for approximately 1 year. Students must be 15 – 19 years of age, above average academically, articulate and demonstrate community leadership skills.

Hugh 'O Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) 
The purpose of the HOBY Leadership Conference is to bring together a select group of high school sophomores who have potential or demonstrated leadership ability. This conference is a highly interactive weekend that introduces the student to distinguished leaders of the community from various sectors such as business, technology, education, government, arts, and science. Through intense panel discussions, the student is able to get a realistic look at our nation; its people and your own role within the world community.

Tahoe Rim Trail poster contest



  • An eye-catching poster design to promote stewardship ethics in the communities of the Tahoe Basin with the title “Leave No Trace Around The Rim”.
  • A positive message to inform residents and visitors the importance of taking care of the Tahoe Basin.
  • Original content and creativity.
  • Spanish and dual-language poster submissions are encouraged to spread inclusivity in the outdoors.
  • Posters must illustrate and/or describe the Seven Leave No Trace Principles and how visitors and residents can follow these stewardship ethics in the Tahoe Basin. Contestants are strongly encouraged to obtain their Leave No Trace Awareness certificate to aid in the creation of their informative poster. See the TRTA’s Leave No Trace Education Program to obtain the certificate through fun, hands-on activities here, or take the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics online course here. Contestants can access examples of how to follow Leave No Trace while in the basin at the TRTA’s webpage here.


  • Your poster will be featured in the Tahoe Rim Trail Association’s biannual magazine, the Trail Blazer.
  • Your poster will be displayed at informational and educational facilities and TRT-trailheads in the communities of the Tahoe Basin.
  • You will receive a Stewardship Swag-Bag with goodies to get you started outdoors, including a map of the Tahoe Rim Trail, a nature journal, a Tahoe Rim Trail hat, water bottle, sticker, and patch.
  • You and your family will receive a one-year family membership with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, with benefits including discounts on TRTA backcountry skills courses and merchandise and more!



  • Open to all youth, ages 5-17. One entry per person.
  • Poster dimensions are 11” x 17.” Contestants have their choice of utilizing a TRTA poster template or a blank canvas. Contestants may download the TRTA poster template here. Posters will be delivered at no charge to contestants by request. Only one poster per contestant. Please fill out the form here to submit a request.
  • Any medium can be used (colored pencils, markers, crayons, photos, computer design, etc.).
  • All images and artwork must be your own, original work, free from copyright restrictions. All contestants must agree to the Terms and Conditions and submit a signed Release and Limitations of Liability form below with their poster to have their entry considered.
  • Entrants must have a guardian, at least 18 years of age, read the Terms and Conditions and sign and submit the Release of Limitations and Liability form here to be considered in the TRT Poster Contest.
  • Entry deadline: Entries must be received by Friday, April 30, 2021. You may submit your poster and Release and Limitations of Liability form by mail to the Tahoe Rim Trail Association at PO Box 3267, Stateline, NV, 89449, or place your entry in the collection box outside the TRTA office at 128 Market St, Suite 3E, Stateline, NV 89449.
  • Questions? Contact Julia Kaseta at
TRTA Poster Contest