Mayor for a Day Essay Contest

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Mayor for a Day Essay Contest

League of Minnesota Cities is currently holding a wonderful program named “Mayor for a Day Essay Contest.” This writing competition is back again to give students a platform where they can showcase their talent and express their ideas and thoughts. This year, Mayor for a Day Essay Contest got more flexible than ever, allowing students to participate from a variety of learning environments and cities to connect with local students. Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders are being called to become a part of this program. To enter, candidates will have to answer a simple question: “What would you do if you were mayor for a day?”. Applicants whose answer gets success in impressing the judges will win $100 and recognition in Minnesota Cities magazine.

So do you dream of becoming the mayor of your city in the future? Do you have any ideas to improve the condition of your city and its residents? And are there any changes you would like to make if you were a mayor? If you say yes as an answer to any of these questions, then this competition is the right platform for you to exhibit your thoughts and desire. Students and parents/caregivers are allowed to submit essays via an online form, a PDF email attachment, or through the mail on behalf of participants. Winners only will be notified in early January regarding their application status. Entries will be considered for the program until Monday, December 6, 2021.

League of Minnesota Cities has been working as a membership association devoted to promoting excellence in local government. This league is governed by a Board of Directors, including local elected and appointed city officials. This serves its more than 800 member cities through advocacy, education and training, policy development, risk management, and other services.

Brief Description

Check out the table given below for more information

OrganizationLeague of Minnesota Cities
Education LevelFourth, fifth, and sixth graders
Award$100 and recognition in Minnesota Cities magazine
Access ModeOnline
Number of AwardsN/A
Application DeadlineDecember 6, 2021
Application FeesN/A

Who is Eligible?

Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders are eligible to apply.

How to Apply?

There are three ways to submit your entry. Follow one of them to send your application:

Submit online – students can enter their essays into this online form and submit them directly.

Print and mail it – you can print this document for students to handwrite their essays and then mail them to 145 University Ave. W, Saint Paul, MN 55103.

Email as an attachment – students can type their essays into this fillable PDF, save the document, and then email them to us at


Winners will get a chance to win $100 and recognition in Minnesota Cities magazine. Apart from this, they will get recognization for their writing talent and encouragement to boost their career. It will also provide them a chance to gain experience, learn new skills, and enhance knowledge.

Application Deadline

Applications will close on December 6, 2021. Early entry will be admired.

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