AUGUST 12, 2015

Students invited to participate in Mayor’s Constitution Day Contest

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On Sept. 17, 1787, 39 brave men changed the course of history by signing the United States Constitution. To commemorate this significant event, Scottsdale Mayor W. J. “Jim” Lane is inviting students to participate in his third annual Constitution Day Essay and Art Contest.

“Every year I receive many thoughtful and creative entries for our Constitution Day Contest, and I am looking forward to this year’s celebration,” said Mayor Lane. “I hope that children in our community use this opportunity to broaden their knowledge about our country’s finest document at a time when constitutional issues, from separation of governmental powers to privacy, face the nation daily.”

The contest is divided into three prize categories: first- through fifth-grade students ($100); sixth through eighth ($150); and high school ($200). One grand prize winner from the essay category and one grand prize winner from the art and video category will win a gift certificate to Scottsdale Fashion Square. 

Contest details for parents and participants are available on the city’s website at:, search “Constitution Contest.”

Entries can be submitted at any Scottsdale Public Library information desk or at Scottsdale City Hall. Entries may also be submitted electronically to Kelli Kuester in the Mayor’s office at

All entries must be submitted, mailed or postmarked by Aug. 31, 2015.

Mayor Lane will host a special reception for contest participants and their families on Constitution Day, Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. in the Mustang Library, 10101 N 90th Street.

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