Time Capsule

On January 23, 2016, at 11:00 am, the City of Fremont will host an official 60th Anniversary Celebration in Downtown Fremont.  

As part of that celebration, the City’s Youth Commission has been working with staff to identify items that will tell a story about our vibrant community as it exists today, to be stored in a time capsule that will be unveiled at the City’s 100th Anniversary Celebration.  The City of Fremont is partnering with Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) in assisting our Fremont Youth Commissioners in collecting items for the Fremont Time Capsule from FUSD schools.

The installation of the time capsule at the site of Downtown Fremont’s future Civic Center will be part of our anniversary festivities and the items collected will be critical in portraying who Fremont was in 2016.

City of Fremont Time Capsule Essay and Art Contest Form

Fremont is creating a time capsule to celebrate the City’s 60th anniversary and you can get involved! We are specifically interested in showcasing the talent of the many youth that make Fremont so unique through an Essay and Art Contest. The Essay and Art Contest is open to all K-12 graders and contestants can pick any of the following topics:

What is your favorite place in Fremont and why?

What does Fremont represent to you?

What do you think Fremont will be like 40 years from now?

Winners will specifically receive the honor of their artwork or essay going into the first City of Fremont time capsule, which will be opened 40 years from now, becoming a part of Fremont’s history forever. Entrants understand and acknowledge that as a condition of participation, all artwork and essay submissions will become the property of the City of Fremont and will not be returned.

Contest Rules:

Essay Contest
1. Each entry must begin with a title page containing the official topic, number of words, and writer’s name.
2. Essays should be double-spaced. Contestants have the freedom to either handwrite their essays or type them. 
3. Essays can be between 600 and 700 words.

Art Contest
1. Each entry must have the artist’s name on the back of the entry.
2. The medium of art is open – from paint to digital media.
3. The max size limit for artwork is 11x14. Anything larger that is submitted will not be accepted.

Entries will be judged by the City of Fremont Youth Advisory Commission. Winning entries will be based upon grade-appropriate skills, creativity, and presentation (message and content) of chosen topic. Winners will be selected from their respective grade levels. 

Download the City of Fremont Time Capsule Essay and Art Contest Form and email the completed contest entry form and essay and/or artwork by October 30th or submit physical copies to:

Jessica von Borck, Assistant City Manager
City of Fremont
3300 Capitol Avenue, P.O. Box 5006
Fremont, CA 94538
Questions? e-mail timecapsule@fremont.gov