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2017 "IF I WERE MAYOR...I WOULD" STUDENT CONTEST

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!

Redmond students from fourth to twelfth grade, including students who are home schooled, are encouraged to enter the 2017 "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 21, 2017

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

ENTRY FORM (pdf) CONTEST INFORMATION FLYER (pdf)

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?

EXAMPLES OF WINNING "IF I WERE MAYOR...I WOULD" ENTRIES

Winning entries of the 2014 " If I Were Mayor… I Would" student contest. Two entries went on to win the state contest with each student also received an iPad Air.

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

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