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Posted on: January 10, 2022

If I Were Mayor Essay Contest

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Each spring, the North Dakota League of Cities sponsors a statewide "If I Were Mayor" essay contest for third and seventh grade students. The contest encourages young people to think about public service and future community leadership. Essays must address why the student feels their community is great and what they would do to improve their city if they were mayor.


If I Were Mayor essay contest winners will be announced in conjunction with City Government Week, April 4-8, 2022, will receive a $150 cash prize and have their essays featured in the League’s publication, CITYScan

Entries must be postmarked or submitted no later than March 15, 2022.   

For specifics about the rules and process for submitting essays, visit www.ndlc.org/161/If-I-Were-Mayor-Essay-Contest or contact Carissa at 701-223-3518 or carissa@ndlc.org.

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