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Mayor for a Day Essay Contest


Essay Contest

Each spring the North Dakota League of Cities sponsors a statewide "Mayor for a Day" essay contest for third and seventh grade students.  The “Mayor for a Day” 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 .

The essay winners will is announced during City Government Week which is held in March or April each year. The essay winners will receive a $150 prize from the League and the winning essay will also be published in the League’s magazine, CITYScan.

2016 Mayor for a Day essay contest winner:
Isabelle Sateren, a student at Dakota Prairie Elementary School, submitted the winning essay. Click here to read Isabelle's essay.

The North Dakota League of Cities provides services and gives voice to the collective concerns of the state’s 357 cities. The Leagues vision strategy, “Service, advocacy, leadership education and support,” expresses the many programs and services offered by the League and is the vehicle through which we strive to help North Dakota's communities become Strong. Dynamic. Cities.