Press Releases Share Print #17-003 City of Carson Holds Cesar E. Chavez Essay and Poster Contest In honor of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez, the City of Carson is sponsoring an essay contest open to Carson residents in high school or enrolled college students and under the age of 20 with a grade point average 2.5 or higher. The City is also holding a poster contest that is open to elementary and middle school students who are Carson residents. All poster entries must be related to a topic associated with Cesar Chavez (i.e. civil rights, service to others, sacrifice, determination, non-violence, respect for life, celebrating community, agriculture, innovation, etc.). All entries for the poster and essay contest must be received no later than Friday, March 24, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. to Dominguez Park, 21330 Santa Fe Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90810.?Cesar Chavez devoted his life to correcting injustices and inequality,? said Carson Mayor Albert Robles. ?He reminded us that every job has dignity, every life has value, and everyone ? no matter who you are, what you look like, or where you come from ? should have the chance to get ahead,? added Mayor Robles.Winners for both contests will be recognized in an awards ceremony to be held in on Thursday March 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center located at 801 E. Carson St., Carson, CA 90745.For more specific information on the contest rules and the Tribute to Cesar Chavez event, please call (310) 847-3570 or (310) 952-1742.