League of Cities 'If I Were Mayor' Essay Contest Entries due March 15

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.

The League's 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.

Click here for specifics about the rules and process for submitting essays, or contact Carissa at 701-223-3518 or carissa@ndlc.org.


*This year the City of Mandan will not be holding a separate contest. However, we do look forward to seeing Mandan’s student submissions.