Is there an aspiring young writer living in your house? If so, do not let their brain switch to summer-vacation mode without submitting an essay for The Corpus Christi Mayor’s Fourth of July Big Bang Celebration.
The essay contest is for 5th through 7th grade students. They are sked to reflect on the history and deeper meaning of our nation’s independence and some of the ways it is celebrated, and then submit thoughts on what the Fourth of July means to them.
The essay must be between 600 and 1,000 words in length.
Each one submitting an essay will receive two tickets to a Corpus Christi Hooks games.
The winner will attend a City Council meeting in June, where he or she will read a portion of the essay and be recognized with an award. The winner will also participate in the Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade.
The prize for winning the contest is a Kindle Fire HD donated by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Corpus Christi Chapter. The winner will also get to attend a special luncheon with the DAR chapter in September.
The second-place winner will receive a membership for two (winner and one parent) to the Texas State Aquarium.
The third-place winner will receive a one-year family membership for the Lexington Museum on the Bay.
The essay cover page should include: Full name, school, grade, student and parent contact information (including email address, street address and phone number).
Submissions are due no later than Friday, June 7.
Essays submitted by email should be in Word or PDF format (preferred) and sent to FourthofJuly@cctexas.com. Attn: Connie Paddock, Patriotism and Education Chairperson.
Mailed submissions can be sent to the Mayor’s Office at 1201 Leopard St., Corpus Christi, TX 78401.
Want to know more? Simply email the address above or call the Mayor’s Office at (361) 826-3100.