The Real McCoy Contest

Many young people have discovered their passion for God’s Kingdom by getting personally involved in life-giving MTM fundraising via The Real McCoy Contest. The students and young adults in your church can be involved in this exciting contest as we challenge our Apostolic youth to live sacrificially and become a generation of givers.

Winners (ages 12-18) from each district across North America will be flown in to the UPCI World Headquarters in St. Louis, MO, for an exclusive weekend with the executives of the UPCI Youth Ministries.

NOTE: Hyphen winners (ages 18-30) will participate in the Hyphen Conference visit the Hyphen website for details.

Real McCoy Contestants will be judged on:

  • Money raised [a minimum of $1,000]
  • District involvement [i.e., attendance at sectional rallies, youth conventions and youth camp]
  • Church involvement
  • Effort and creativity

Real McCoy Contest winners will participate in:

  • A photo/video shoot: Photos and video taken during this session will be used in UPCI Youth Ministries promotional materials and publications for the next calendar year.
  • A tour of UPCI World Headquarters
  • Food, food, food
  • Fellowship and fun in downtown St Louis at City Museum, Main Event, and more.

Real McCoy Age Limit: 12-18 (single, never married)

Hyphen Real McCoy Age Limit: 18-30 can participate in the Hyphen Real McCoy Contest

Real McCoy Chaperone Information (for minors only): A sponsor (age 21 or older) may accompany winners under the age of 16. If a sponsor accompanies a minor, there is a limit of one sponsor/chaperone/family member per minor. A minor may travel unaccompanied with parent, pastor, and youth president approval. This sponsor will be responsible for his/her own expenses.

Real McCoy Weekend: November 2-4, 2024

  • Note: Hyphen Real McCoys will participate in the Hyphen Conference

Real McCoy Application:

NOTE: Please submit applications to your district’s youth president. Ask your youth president how Real McCoy funds should be processed. A list of district offices can be found on the UPCI website.

Download the Hyphen Real McCoy Application here.

Click here to download the Real McCoy Application (PDF)

NOTE: Applications are due one week after the Move the Mission Offering date. Submit Real McCoy and Hyphen Real McCoy applications to the District Office/Youth President.

Real McCoy Past Winners and Promo Video:
Click here to view past Real McCoy Contest Winners
Click here to view The Real McCoy Class of 2021 (PDF)
View the Real McCoy Promo Video here