Scottsdale mayor hosts third annual Constitution Day contest

Howard Chandler Christy's Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States.

Howard Chandler Christy’s Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States.

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 Jim Lane is inviting students to participate in his third annual Constitution Day Essay and Art Contest.

Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane.

Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane.

“Every year I receive many thoughtful and creative entries for our Constitution Day Contest, and I am looking forward to this year’s celebration,” stated Mayor Lane in a press release. “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.”

According to the press release, the contest is divided into three prize categories:

  • First-fifth grade students ($100)
  • Sixth-eighth grade students ($150)
  • 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, stated the release.

To find contest details for parents and participants on the city’s website,, search “Constitution Contest.”

Entries can be submitted at any Scottsdale Public Library information desk or at Scottsdale City Hall, stated the release.

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.

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

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