Calling for Entries

for the Annual Mayor's 4th of July Essay Contest

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Attention, Coastal Bend 5th, 6th, and 7th graders, the 40th Anniversary of the City of Corpus Christi Mayor’s 4th of July Big Bang Celebration committee wants to know what does the 4th of July mean to you? The group is hosting its annual essay contest and here are the requirements:

  • Essay Prompt: Reflecting on the history and deeper meaning of why the 4th of July is important. It is also fun to remember the wonderful ways our nation celebrates. What does the 4th of July mean to you?

  • Length Requirements: 600 to 1,000 words

  • Cover Page should include: Full name, school, grade, and student and parent contact information (including email address, street address, and phone number.)

  • Final Essay Due: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Essays submitted by email should be in Word or PDF format (preferred) and sent to Attn: Connie Paddock, Patriotism and Education Chairperson. Mailed and handwritten submissions can be sent to the Mayor’s Office, 1201 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401.

The winner will have a special place to ride in the Mayor’s 4th of July Parade, will receive a Kindle Fire HD 8 (6th Generation) - Wi-Fi - 16 GB provided by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Corpus Christi Chapter. They will also attend a special luncheon with the DAR chapter in September, 2017. The winner must attend a June City Council meeting where they will receive recognition and an award. The winner must be available to participate in the Mayor’s 4th of July Parade. For more information contact the Mayor’s Chief of Staff Elizabeth Hardin at (361) 826-3100 or