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Youth Automotive Challenge

Youth Automotive Challenge

J Resort Glo Plaza

Saturday, August 10, 2024

8am - 12pm

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The Hot August Nights Foundation is teaming up with several of our automotive industry partners to challenge youth (21 years or younger) to show off their vehicle expertise for an opportunity to win vocational scholarships and prizes.

The competition is team format with a maximum of four individuals where automotive-related projects are judged based on design, functionality, creativity, originality, and presentation.  

Complete the online application to secure your spot; there is no cost to participant.

Deadline to apply is July 1, 2024. 

The first ten teams to register, before July 1, 2024, receive a $500 travel credit.

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A total of $15,000 in scholarships and prizes will be awarded with a grand prize of a $5,000 scholarship going to the winning team.

Hot August Nights attendees are encouraged to support the youth during this inaugural competition. There will be demonstrations and guest speakers from sponsors and industry leaders.  

Team Prizes Include:

  • Grand Prize $5,000 Scholarship
  • 2nd Place $3,000 Scholarship
  • 3rd Place $2,000 scholarship
  • 4th Place $1,500 Scholarship
  • 5th Place $1,000 Scholarship

Additional sponsor gifts and certificates will be awarded.

Scholarships and prizes to be announced and awarded at the HAN Event Series Grand Finale taking place Sunday, August 11 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

HAN Youth Automotive Challenge


Friday, August 9 from 10 AM to 2 PM:
Registered teams are invited for a VIP meet and greet with Hot August Night national sponsors at the Grand Sierra Resort to meet with the leaders, learn about their businesses and attend a hosted lunch.

Saturday, August 10 from 8 AM to 12 PM:
Teams present their projects to a team of judges. Judges will award scholarships to the first three teams. Teams load in starting at 8 AM and ready for judging starting at 10 AM. Presentation details will be provided to all registered teams in advance.

Sunday, August 11 from 11 AM:
Winners announced during the HAN Event Series Grand Finale at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center at 11 AM.


  • All team members must be 21 years of age or younger. (Maximum of four (4) team members) 
  • Teams must submit a summary of their project including a short video or overview.
  • Project must be automotive related. 
  • Projects can be assembled at the venue or provide documentation including video and photography documenting the project from start to finish. 
  • Teams will be given a 20’ x 20’ working area to work on and display your project. 
  • All team members (maximum of four) must sign a waiver. 
  • Scholarships will be awarded to the university or vocational school of the winners choice in the name of the winners.

Join the Challenge