The city of Sibley, Iowa has moved on to the second part of a contest that could ultimately result in a mural artist coming to town and painting a free mural.
The first part of the contest, sponsored by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, featured 60-second videos promoting the participating communities. At least 500 people needed to vote for their video to continue, and Sibley exceeded that goal and advanced to the next round.
Now, the next part of the contest is a one-page essay explaining what “pride” means to the community and how the community residents support small businesses. Essays will be scored on creativity, passion and authenticity. Sibley’s entry was submitted this week, and a panel of judges will score Sibley’s video and essay and the highest-scoring community will win the mural.