The words Mayor for a Day Essay Contest are written on a green chalkboard in chalk.What would our cities look like if kids were in charge?

Every year, Minnesota fourth-, fifth-, and sixth graders have a chance to enter the Mayor for a Day essay contest!

Three winners receive $100 and have their essays published in Minnesota Cities magazine.

The fall 2020 essay winners have been announced. You can read the winning 2020 Mayor for a Day essays here.

Details of the fall 2021 essay contest will be release in late summer.