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City of El Paso asks citizens for video submissions to help bring home it’s 5th All-America City Award.

Euri Giles | Clareifi

El Paso, TX

Do you think El Paso is "A city with strength?" Why? Let the city know in a short video for your chance to win one of many gift baskets and be a part of helping our community win it's 5th All-America City Award this June.

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The City of El Paso is looking to residents to submit short videos on social media using the hashtag #ACityWithStrength. The video submissions are part of an effort by the city to make a virtual presentation to judges at the National Civic League as part of the 2021 All-America City Awards.

According to the National Civic League, the award is given to 10 communities annually and;

recognizes the work of communities in using inclusive civic engagement to address critical issues and create stronger connections among residents, businesses, and nonprofit and government leaders.

El Paso has won the All-America City Award four times in 1969, 2010, 2018 and last year in 2020.

The City’s call for video submissions from residents was made via social media, with the city announcing:

El Paso is gearing up for the @AllAmericaCity Awards, and we need your help to bring the #AAC2021 title home! Post a short video on social media telling us why you think El Paso is #ACityWithStrength and tag us for a chance to win one of many gift baskets! @NationalCivic

The city went on to state that winners will be announced every Friday until June 11th.

The 2021 All-America City Awards will be held virtually, June 7-9, 2021. This year’s theme is “Building Equitable and Resilient Communities.”

So what exactly are the benefits of El Paso winning another All-America City Award?

According to the National Civic League website, some of the benefits of winning include:

"Economic Stimulus

All-America City finalists and winners find it easier to attract and retain businesses that generate jobs and a stronger tax base. They also attract and retain residents who want a healthy community. Finalists and winners also have seen an increase in tourism and grants.

Community Pride

The award has reinvigorated communities with a new sense of pride, accomplishment and teamwork. People are proud to live in an All-America City and they work to live up to that label and to maintain such a high standard.

Community Collaboration

The application process itself encourages communities to evaluate themselves and fosters new partnerships. People often say they learned more about the great work taking place in their community because of the application process than they ever imagined.

National Recognition

Winning the All-America City Award raises the profile of local efforts and puts communities on a national stage. Winners join an elite network of communities that can proudly call themselves an All-America City. And once a community wins, it’s always an All-America City. We hear regularly about communities that still celebrate and take pride in winning even after 40 years or more."

What do you think El Paso?

Would you like to have your video become a part of the presentation that City leaders, and delegates present to the judges? Here is a complete list of this year's finalists for The 2021 All-America City Awards:

  • Barberton, OH
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Carlisle, PA
  • Dallas, TX
  • El Paso, TX
  • Englewood, CO
  • Evanston, IL
  • Fitzgerald, GA
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Livermore, CA
  • Miami Lakes, FL
  • Miramar, FL
  • Morrisville, NC
  • Richmond, VA
  • Southfield, MI
  • Spokane, WA
  • Sumter, SC
  • Wheat Ridge, CO

Will you be submitting a video to show your support of El Paso in this year's All-America City Awards?

The ask is to create your video by starting off with the statement:

“I think El Paso is a city with strength because,” and then fill in the blank with why you think El Paso is a city with strength.

Stay Strong, El Paso!

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