Each spring the North Dakota League of Cities sponsors a statewide "If I Were Mayor" essay contest for third and seventh grade students. The “If I Were Mayor” contest encourages young people to think about public service and future community leadership.
The contest is open to any third and seventh grade student living in North Dakota. For specifics about the rules and process for submitting essays, click here or contact Carissa at 701-223-3518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The essay winners are announced during City Government Week which is held in April each year. The essay winners receive a $150 prize from the League and the winning essays are published in the League’s magazine, CITYScan.