Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 Announces a Statewide Innovations Challenge

January 30, 2024

LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA, — In conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), the Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness (OTDA) Project at Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 announced an Innovations Challenge. This statewide competition challenges teams of students (consisting of 2-4 individuals) in grades 9-12 to use their problem-solving, creative, and strategic-thinking abilities to develop an innovative video encouraging teens and adults to become organ and tissue donors. Winners will be selected by members of the Organ Donation Advisory Committee (ODAC).

The statewide winning team will be awarded $3,000, individual certificates, and both a traveling trophy and a permanent trophy engraved with the school’s name. The team will also be invited to attend the Annual OTDA Spring Conference in State College in May 2024.

The challenge is open to Pennsylvania high school students of any grade level in public, private, or charter schools. (PDE employees and their family members including siblings, children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews are ineligible to enter)

Submissions must be received by Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 by 11:59 PM on April 1, 2024. For more information, visit https://info.iu13.org/otda-challenge.