GoPro Challenge


The Congressional Award and GoPro have partnered to give Congressional Award participants the unique opportunity to document their Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, or Expedition/Exploration activities.

We are hosting a contest to give away GoPro HERO+ cameras and accessories to current participants pursuing the Award. This contest is intended to challenge young people like you to travel to new destinations, immerse themselves in new environments, or capture an untold story through their Congressional Award journey.

Proposals will be accepted starting April 1, 2017 and will be due by May 1, 2017. 

Selections will be made by The Congressional Award National Office based on individual contestant’s activity proposal.

Following review of the proposals, 55 finalists will be selected to receive GoPro cameras to capture their activity. Finalists will be announced via email and mailed their GoPro and accessories. Those who are selected must provide a physical mailing address.

All video submissions must be uploaded to a personal YouTube account adding GoPro and Congressional Award channels and “Congressional Award GoPro Challenge” as tags. The title of the video should include the contestant’s name and any other descriptors. One winner will be selected to receive round-trip airfare for two and a one-night stay in Washington, D.C. to attend one of The Congressional Award’s marquee events, where the winning video will be presented.

All questions should be directed to the contest coordinator, Molly Geiser, at (202) 226-0130 or

April 1, 2017 | Contest Opens
May 1, 2017 | Contest Registration and Activity Proposals Due
May 12, 2017 | Finalists Notified
May 19, 2017 | GoPro Cameras & Equipment Mailed
November 15, 2017 | Videos Submissions Due on YouTube
December 1, 2017 | Grand Prize Winner Selected