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Posted on: November 15, 2022

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

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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 can answer the prompt, “What would you do if you were mayor for a day?” for a chance to win $100 and recognition in Minnesota Cities magazine.

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

How can you submit your essays?

There are three ways to send us your students’ essays.

  • 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 the fillable PDF, save the document, and then email the finalized PDF to mayorforaday@lmc.org.

What does a mayor do anyway? Find out more!

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