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'If I were mayor' contest returns to Tigard

Know a kid with dreams of someday running for office? The city of Tigard wants to hear their ideas in the city’s annual “If I Were Mayor, I would…” contest.

The contest asks students to outline their platform for what they would do if they were elected mayor.

Open to elementary, middle and high school students in Tigard, the contest is sponsored by the Oregon Mayors Association.

Elementary school students are asked to make a poster, middle school students can write an essay and high school students are asked to make either a video or PowerPoint presentation about their plans for Tigard.

Home schooled students are also eligible to enroll.

A winner in each category will win a $50 Visa gift card and will be recognized at a televised Tigard City Council meeting in May.

Entries will be judged on clarity, creativity, subject relevancy and grammar.

Each winner will be entered into a statewide contest, where students can win an Apple iPad Air tablet during the Oregon Mayors Association’s annual conference July 31 in Cottage Grove.

Completed entry forms and submissions should be sent to Joanne Bengston at Tigard City Hall, 13125 S.W. Hall Blvd., Tigard, OR 97223.

The deadline for entries is 5 p.m., April 30.

Contest rules and entry forms are available at the city's website.

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