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Why I Love Lakewood Essay Contest


The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the 2017 “Why I Love Lakewood” 4th grade essay contest in conjunction with Light Up Lakewood. The winner will receive a cash prize of $100, ride in the Light Up Lakewood Parade, and help ‘flip the switch’ on December 2nd to turn on the lights in Downtown Lakewood.

Contest rules (with permission slip on reverse side) have been distributed to all public and parochial schools in Lakewood.

Click Here for Contest Rules
Click Here for Permission Slip

Key dates:

  • Week of 10/30: Forms distributed to 4th graders at public & parochial schools in Lakewood.
  • Friday, November 17th: Essay deadline. Drop off or mail to Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, 16017 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood OH 44107. There is a slot in the front door for after-hours delivery. A signed permission slip must accompany the essay.
  • Monday, November 27th: Winner will be notified by phone.