Mayor for a Day Essay Contest

Mayor for a Day Essay Contest

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

What would our cities look like if kids were in charge? The Mayor for a Day Essay Contest is back to find out!

A student at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic School  was the winner of the contest in 2020!  It would be wonderful to bring that recognition back to Montgomery again.  Good Luck to all the participating students! 

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 hand write 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 fill able PDF, save the document, and then email the finalized PDF to

Mayor for a day Essay Contest 


Mayor for a Day Entry form