Invite Your City’s Students to Enter the ‘Mayor for a Day’ Essay Contest

September 19, 2022

They could be one essay away from being the mayor where they live.

What would our cities look like if kids were in charge?

The “Mayor for a Day” essay contest is back to find out.

To enter, fourth, fifth, and sixth graders are asked to answer the prompt, “What would you do if you were mayor for a day?” for a chance to win $100 and recognition in the League’s Minnesota Cities magazine.

The deadline for submissions is Dec. 12. Students and parents/guardians can submit essays via an online form, a PDF email attachment, or through the mail. Winners will be notified in early January 2023. Some cities may provide additional local recognition for participants.

For more information and to access the essay form, visit

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