Mayor's 4th of July Coastal Bend Essay Contest

5th -7th Graders

The Corpus Christi Mayor’s 4th of July Big Bang Celebration is hosting an essay contest for 5th through 7th graders. The winner must attend a City Council meeting in June where he or she will read a portion of the essay, receive recognition, and an award. The winner must be available and willing to participate in the Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade. Among other items, the winner also will receive a Kindle Fire HD 10 with Alexa Hands-Free, 10.1” 1080p Full HD Display, 32 GB provided by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Corpus Christi Chapter. The winner also will attend a special luncheon with the DAR chapter in September 2018.

Below are the essay requirements:

Essay Prompt: Reflecting on the history and deeper meaning of the Fourth 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: 600-1,000 words
Cover Page Should
Include: Full name, school, grade, teacher’s contact information, student, and parent contact information (including email address, street address and phone number).
Final Essay Due: Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Essays submitted by email should be in Word or PDF format (preferred) to 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.

For more information, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 826-3100, or by email at