‘I Love Barrie’ contest invites elementary aged students to share what they love about the City of Barrie

Let the City know why Barrie is a wonderful place to live, grow and learn.

The City of Barrie’s “I Love Barrie” contest is back for another year. The contest started in 2017, and was originally a Ward 10 initiative started by Councillor Mike McCann. The contest expanded to students all across the city in 2019.

Our 2021 I Love #Barrie contest launches today! We invite local elementary school students to tell us why Barrie is a…

Posted by The City of Barrie on Friday, February 12, 2021

“I love Barrie. The people are our number one asset that make our city great,” says Councillor McCann. “Every year, it’s a highlight to read positive stories from Barrie’s youth. These stories motivate me and others—the future of Barrie is in great hands!”

The contest runs until March 5. Primary (K-Gr. 3) and Junior (Gr. 4-6) students are asked to submit artwork or a photo. Intermediate (Gr. 7-8) students can submit a short story of up to 300 words. All the entries will be judged on originality, positivity and expressiveness.

Entries have to be submitted by an individual, not a class, and the contest is open to all elementary school students who attend an English or French public or private school in Barrie, or who live in Barrie and are home-schooled. Contest artwork, photos and short stories can be submitted online here. Entries must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021.