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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Join in on the 'Mayor for a Day' Essay Contest

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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 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. Some cities may provide additional local recognition for participants.

How can you submit your 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 in 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

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