Enter the Essay Contest

2016 Essay Contest Winner



We are pleased to announce the winners of the City of Burlington's second annual 7th grade essay contest, "If I Were Mayor..."

The winners are

Maddie Drew of Notre Dame Middle School & Brock Dengler of Aldo Leopold Middle School. 

A Proclamation was presented to Maddie & Brock at the October 17 City Council meeting. Maddie & Brock along with their parents, and Mayor Shane A. McCampbell will also join firefighters for dinner at Central Fire Station at a time convenient to all involved. 

The contest was open to all students in Burlington schools enrolled in the 7th grade during the 2016-2017 school year. Essays were judged by Jill Larkins a employee from the Burlington Public Library based on creativity, clarity, sincerity of thought, and proper use of grammar.

Congratulations to Maddie & Brock, their parents, and their teachers!
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We’re inviting all 7th grade students in Burlington schools to participate in the “If I were Mayor” essay contest , to tell others what they would do as mayor to make the City of Burlington a great place to live, work and play.

Contest Rules

  • The contest is open to all students in Burlington schools enrolled in the 7th grade during the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Essays may not exceed 250 words and must fit on one page.
  • Essays must address the subject and begin with “If I were mayor, I would...”
  • Only one essay may be submitted per student.
  • Essays will be judged based on the following: creativity, clarity, sincerity of thought and proper use of grammar.
  • Essays must be uploaded to the City of Burlington website by October 7, 2016.
  • A city of Burlington wristband will be mailed to each participant at the provided home address.
  • Essays will not be returned and will become the property of the city of Burlington.
  • The city of Burlington retains the right to publish essays along with the names and likenesses of each student.
  • The student and student’s parent must agree to stated Contest Rules.

Winners will be announced during City Day in the Park,October 15, 2016.