Students! Do you have a passion for Portage? Tell us about it by entering the "I Love Portage" essay contest. If you win, Mayor Randall and the City Council may select you to “flip the switch” to light the thousands of holiday lights in the Portage City Centre on December 4.
Submit a one-page essay about why you love Portage – your favorite places to go or fun things you love to do in Portage – and what makes Portage A Natural Place to Move!
Entries should include your name, mailing address, phone number (so that we can contact you should your essay be selected), grade in school and school name. The entry deadline is Friday, November 19. City Council will read all of the submitted essays and determine the winner (or winners!) The winning author(s) will have the opportunity to participate in kicking off the holiday festivities at the 2021 Traditional Holiday & Tree Lighting Celebration on December 4 at 6 pm.
Submit entries by US Mail or deliver to:
I Love Portage Essay Contest
City of Portage
7900 South Westnedge Avenue
Portage, MI 49002
You may also email your essay to: email@example.com