This year marks the 12th anniversary of the City of West Chicago’s Frosty Fest Student Essay Contest. This contest has become a favorite among students, parents and teachers. It has generated great enthusiasm and positive media attention for our students, schools, and entire community. Most importantly, it connects our youth to their city government and creates a bond that we hope will last a lifetime.
Please see details below. Entries are judged in three categories: grades 1 & 2, grades 3 & 4, and grades 5 & 6. One winner will be chosen in each category and will be notified the week before Frosty Fest, which is scheduled for Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- 1st to 4th Grade
In the song Frosty the Snowman, we sing of Frosty leaving the winter of 2018. Write about how Frosty comes back to greet children in 2019 in a unique way. Perhaps you’ll want to start with, “It was the first snowfall of the winter . . .”
- 5th & 6th Grade
Update the lyrics to the 1969 song Frosty the Snowman to better represent Frosty in present day and/or West Chicago.
One winner will be selected from each of the following categories:
- 1st & 2nd Grade
- 3rd & 4th Grade
- 5th & 6th Grade
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
- Essay responses should be written in 500 words or less.
- We encourage teachers to adapt the prompt to fit established school district guidelines for writing curriculums.
- Essays will be judged on creative content and may include illustration.
- One winner will be chosen from each category.
- Mayor Ruben Pineda will visit winning classrooms in November to congratulate participants.
- Winners ride in the Mayor’s carriage during the procession and help light the official tree
The deadline for all entries is Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
Mayor Ruben Pineda will visit the winners’ classrooms to thank all students for their participation, and winners will ride in the mayor’s horse-drawn carriage before helping him light the Downtown to officially begin Frosty Fest.