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 submission deadline has passed for this year’s contest, but you can read last year’s winning essays here!

Winning essayists will be notified in mid-January.