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Mayor for a Day essay contest open to students

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The 2018 Mayor for a Day essay contest is open to all future leaders in fourth, fifth or sixth grades.

The contest, hosted by the League of Minnesota Cities, invites students to share how they would improve a city service or program.

Each year the league receives hundreds of imaginative ideas from students living in cities both big and small. Past entries the league recognized have come from Bloomington, Crosslake, Lanesboro, Maple Grove, Pelican Rapids and St. Francis.

All essays must be handwritten, original works and postmarked to the league by Oct. 12.

Three winners will be selected and awarded $100 each, and three additional essayists will receive honorable mention. Winning essays will be published in Minnesota Cities magazine. Winners only will be notified by Dec. 1.

To download an entry form and view contest rules, visit

The League of Minnesota Cities is a membership organization dedicated to helping cities throughout Minnesota build quality communities through effective advocacy, expert analysis, trusted guidance and collective action. The league serves its more than 830 member cities through advocacy, education and training, policy development, risk management and other services. For more information, visit