What would our cities look like if kids were in charge?

Two cartoon style illustrations of preteens speaking. One says: "If I were the mayor..." the other says "When kids talk, cities listen."

The 2023 contest is now closed! Thank you to all who entered!

Read the 2023 Mayor for a Day Essay Contest winners’ essays!

Read the 2023 Mayor for a Day Essay Contest honorable mentions’ essays!

How can you submit your essays?

There are three ways to send us your students’ essays.

  • Submit online – students can enter their essays into this online form and submit them directly.
  • Print and Mail – you can print this document for students to handwrite 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 fillable PDF, save the document, and then email the finalized PDF to mayorforaday@orologioautomatico.net.

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