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Mayor's Constitution Contest

Mayor Jim Lane

Dear Scottsdale Students,

 

I invite you to take part in the Constitution Day competition where you can reflect upon and articulate what is great regarding our nation’s finest document. It is my firm belief that that we should increase our knowledge of the importance of the liberties and democratic structure guaranteed by our Constitution. 

Best of luck to you all,

W.J. “Jim” Lane
Mayor of Scottsdale

Categories:

    1. Grades 1-5

Construction a 250 word essay, art in any medium, or video on the topic “What the Constitution means to me.” 
There will be one grand prize winner in the essay category and one for the art or video category.

    2. Grades 6-8

Choose one Constitutional amendment and construct a 500 word essay, artwork or video on why you think it is important to American society. 
There will be one grand prize winner in the essay category and one for the art or video category.

    3. Grades 9-12

Construct an essay of at least 1000 words, art in any medium or video that presents your thoughts on how the Constitution provides safeguards for a democratic republic. 
There will be one grand prize winner in the essay category and one for the art or video category.

Rules:

  1. All essays and art must be the original work of the student.
  2. Essays may be typed or hand written.
  3. Art may be in any medium.
  4. Videos will be included in the art category and must be less than 3 minutes in length, posted to YouTube and link to the YouTube post must be emailed to kkuester@scottsdaleaz.gov
  5. Winners must live in Scottsdale or attend a Scottsdale school.
  6. The essay, artwork, or emailed link must include the child’s: Full name, Grade, Age, Address, Phone number, School, Title of Essay or artwork, Email address.
  7. All submissions will be considered the property of the City and may not be returned. Winning submissions may be displayed in City Hall.
  8. Entries must be submitted, mailed or postmarked by 5 p.m. Sunday September 17th, 2017.  Entries must be submitted at any Scottsdale Public Library information desk or electronically to Kelli Kuester in the Mayor’s Office (kkuester@scottsdaleaz.gov).

Prizes:

Top 5 finalists in each grade section for each category will receive Harkins movie passes and a medal.

Grand Prize winner in each grade section for each category will receive a gift card to Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Judging Criteria:

  1. Each category will be judged separately by a panel of judges.
  2. The message about the Constitution should be clear.
  3. All contest rules must be followed.

All entrants and their families are invited to an awards reception with Mayor Lane at the Mountain View Community Center, 8625 E. Mountain View Road, on Thursday October 5th, at 6:00pm. 

If you have questions or need additional information regarding the contest, please contact Kelli Kuester at kkuester@scottsdaleaz.gov or 480-312-7977.

 

A Big thank you to our sponsors!

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Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Mayor and City Council
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Mayor's Office
P: 480-312-2433
F: 480-312-2738

Council Offices
P: 480-312-2550
F: 480-312-7885

Email Mayor Lane: jlane@ScottsdaleAz.gov
Email All City Council Members: citycouncil@ScottsdaleAz.gov
or select a council member for individual email information.