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REDMOND'S "IF I WERE MAYOR, I WOULD..." CONTEST 2018

Share your creative ideas about what you would do as mayor and you could win $100.
Local winners are entered into the state contest for a chance to win an iPad Air!

2017/18 School Year ENTRY FORM (word)

CONTEST INFORMATION FLYER (pdf)

Redmond students from fourth to twelfth grade, including students who are home schooled, are encouraged to enter the 2018 "If I Were Mayor…" student contest sponsored by the Oregon Mayors Association (OMA).

Mayor George Endicott will select one winner in each of the following categories:

Elementary School Students - Poster
Middle School Students - Essay
High School Students - Video or Digital Presentation (Powerpoint, Prezi, ect.)

ENTRY DEADLINE - April 13, 2018

Submit entries electronically or deliver to:

Redmond City Hall
Attn: Ramona Sorensen
411 SW 9th St.
Redmond, OR 97756
Email: ramona.sorensen@ci.redmond.or.us
or Call: 541-923-7730

What Does a Mayor Do?
Oregon mayors are elected by the voters in their city to serve as the chair of the city’s governing body—the city council. They are the recognized civic leader in the eyes of the community and the person who represents their city to other governments and individuals. The mayor presides over council meetings and participates in discussions. In many cases he or she votes on issues only in cases of a tie. Depending on the city’s charter (the equivalent of a constitution), the mayor may also appoint committees to study public policy (in areas such as parks, transportation, community planning, libraries, traffic safety, etc.) with council approval, veto ordinances (city laws) passed by the council, and sign ordinances and other records approved by the council.

Judging Criteria
Judging of the local contest will be conducted by your city officials or other persons appointed by the mayor. A panel of Oregon mayors will judge the statewide entries. In selecting the winners, the judges will consider:

  • Creativity – Does the student demonstrate curiosity and originality?
  • Clarity/Sincerity of Thought – Is the submission well thought out and organized?
  • Proper Use of Grammar – Does the submission contain proper spelling, grammar and punctuation?
  • Subject Relevancy – Are the major points relevant to the role of a government leader? Does the student demonstrate an understanding of municipal government and the job of mayor?
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EXAMPLES OF WINNING "IF I WERE MAYOR...I WOULD" ENTRIES

Emma Poindexter, Ridgeview High School, Local & State Winning Video Presentation

Terrik Allman, Elton Gregory Middle School, Essay
terrik allman winning essay presentation
CLICK to READ WINNING ESSAY

 2017 Essay  Winner – Brody Gobler, Teacher - Mrs. Kelli Grey, Elton Gregory 7th grade
2017 Essay Runner Up – Victoria Stout, Teacher - Mrs. Grey, Elton Gregory 7th grade

Rebekah O’Neill, Terrebonne Community School, 1st Place Local & State 2014 Winning Poster Entry
poster-winner-2014_Rebekah

 

2017 Poster Category Winners

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Winner – Sydney Cassaro, Teacher - Mrs. Wheeler Tom McCall Elementary 5th grade.  Placed 2nd in State Contest

grace stott poster 2017
Runner-Up – Jace Torres, Teacher - Mrs. Wheeler Tom McCall Elementary 5th grade