We want kids aged 10 to 12 to tell us what their ideal city looks like! Our My Ideal City contest asks students to think about the programs and services they’d like to see from the city.

Submit a short creative essay

On this page:

  1. Enter the contest
  2. Council meeting

Enter the contest

If you’re a student aged 10 to 12 living in Kitchener, write a 250-word creative essay about what you’d like to see in your ideal city. Send us your submission by email before April 9, 2021.

We’ll choose 14 creative essays based on their creativity and persuasiveness.


Council meeting

Winners will appear at a livestreamed council meeting on May 17, 2021 to read their essays and the winning essays will be printed in the Kitchener Citizen, the sponsor of this contest.