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Rising Star of the West Scholarship
Meg English
Monday, January 13, 2020

Rising Star of the West Scholarship

Are you interested having your opinions heard across the Black Hills?

KEVN Black Hills FOX TV and Monument Health are going to give you the chance to become our next “Rising Star of the West” and earn your share of

$7,500 in scholarships!

1st Place-$4000, 2nd Place-$2000, 3rd Place-$1000, 4th Place-$500

It’s easy to enter!

1. Create a video segment (30 to 60 seconds) showing you speaking about any topic of interest to you, your fellow students or the reporting of events occurring in your high school community.

2. Mail, e-mail or drop off your videotape or DVD to KEVN Black Hills FOX TV (address below). Deadline for submissions is February 21st, 2020.

3. If your entry is chosen by the KEVN Black Hills FOX staff, you will be one of the semi-finalist participants to take part in the on-air news contest starting in March, 2020. If chosen, you must be available to tape your on-air segment in March, 2020.

4. Weekly finalists will then be selected to compete in April and May, 2020 for the “Rising Star of the West” title and your share of $7,500 in scholarships!

Of course, there are some rules:

1. Entrants must be students at high schools or home-schools within the KEVN coverage area.

2. Selected participants are required to tape their on-air segments at the KEVN TV studios at a designated time and the segment will be subject to editorial approval by KEVN.

3. Participants agree that KEVN shall maintain the right to publicize and broadcast their name, likeness and voice as a participant in this contest and shall be required to sign a publicity release waiver form.

4. Finalists must be available to come to the KEVN studios in April 2020 to prepare for the final on-air competition in April & May.

5. Employees of KEVN TV, KOTA TV, Gray Television and Monument Health, their immediate families and persons living in their households are not eligible.

6. Decisions of the judges are final.

7. Scholarship awards will go towards higher education and will be paid directly to the college of your choice as credit towards tuition.

8. For the complete rules, please visit In the event of any inconsistence between the rules in this entry form and the rules on KEVN-TV’s website, the rules on KEVN-TV’s website shall control