Annual Essay Contest Lets Kids Be Mayor For A Day

What would our city look like if kids were in charge? Find out by having students you know take part in the 2017 Mayor For A Day Essay Contest!

People who work for city governments plow snow, balance budgets, run libraries, design safe streets and buildings, take care of parks and playgrounds, fight fires, enforce laws, keep drinking water clean, and more.

For its annual youth essay contest, the League of Minnesota Cities is asking students:  If you were mayor for a day, what would you do to show people that local governments are good places to work?

The contest is open to Minnesotans who will be in the 4th, 5th, or 6th grades this school year. Entries must be handwritten, should be no more than one page long, and must be postmarked no later than Oct 13 (get entry form here).

Three winners will be chosen and awarded $100, and winning essays will be published in Minnesota Cities magazine. Winners only will be notified by the League of Minnesota Cities by Dec 1, 2017.

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