What would our cities look like if kids were in charge? The 'Mayor for a Day' essay contest, sponsored by the League of Minnesota Cities, aims to find out!
The essay contest is open to fourth, fifth and sixth grade students across the state. Just answer the prompt, “What would you do if you were mayor for a day?” for a chance to win $100, recognition in the Minnesota Cities magazine and an opportunity to shadow the Coon Rapids mayor. The entry should be no more than one page in length or about 125-300 words.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, Dec. 12. Students and parents/guardians can submit essays via an online form, a PDF email attachment, or through the mail.
Three winners will be selected based on creativity, originality, ability to show a basic understanding of city services, and legibility (if handwritten). Winners will be notified via email in early January.