Arvig is offering its annual essay contest to send one area student to visit Washington, D.C., for the Foundation for Rural Services Youth Tour, June 6-10, 2020..

The essay prompt for the contest is "Technology and Rural Life." Essays and completed applications are due to Arvig by email before 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 6.

The chosen student will be one of more than 100 high school students from rural America who will win an all-expenses-paid trip to explore the nation's capital and get an inside look at the legislation and governmental process of the telecommunications industry.

Two years ago, Morgan Herzog from Osakis Public School was selected to represent Arvig and her community at the 2018 Youth Tour.

Eligible students must be high school students, age 16 or 17 at the time of the Youth Tour in June 2020 (FRS will not accept any student age 18 or older), and receive Arvig internet, telephone and/or television services at their residence. Students and their parents should visit to download the essay prompt and contest requirements, application forms and submission details.

About Arvig

Headquartered in Perham, Arvig is an employee-owned broadband and full-service telecommunications provider. It provides residential internet, television and telephone services. Additionally, Arvig provides a wide variety of business technology solutions. Visit for additional information.