Hutto, TX - City Council members signed a resolution declaring their participation and support in the HEB It's Time Texas Community Challenge.

The It's Time Texas Community Challenge is an 8-week competition that unites and mobilizes community schools, businesses, organizations, residents and elected officials toward the common goal of transforming the community's health.

This year's Community Challenge starts January 7 and runs through March 13.

“All citizens are encouraged to participate so we can make our community more united, more productive, and more prosperous,” said Mayor Doug Gaul.

Participants earn points for their city and are entered for prize drawings every time they make and submit a healthy choice. The Texas community that has the most points will receive funds toward future health efforts.

The City does not register as a whole. Instead, each individual registers and chooses the community they want their points to go to. Participants earn a 200 point bonus for registering before Jan. 7, 2019 on top of the 500 points awarded for registration. Registering for the competition is free.

Additionally, there is a School District Challenge, which allows school staff and faculty, as well as parents of students in grades K-12, to earn points for their school district as well. If participants choose to opt-in to the school district challenge, the district will also earn points for each healthy activity submitted, along with their chosen city.

Cities are divided into population categories, and the community with the most points in each category will receive an $1,800 community grant to put toward future health-related efforts, along with a trophy, school district banner, Governor's certificate, web banner and badge, and four free registrations to the 2019 Healthier Texas Summit event! Runners-up and school district winners will receive a plaque.

Hutto won the Community Challenge in 2013 and participated in 2015, 2017, and 2018.