The Florida League of Mayors and the Florida League of Cities are sponsoring a statewide student essay contest titled “If I were elected Mayor . . .”
A required subject taught in all Florida public middle schools, civics education is vital to encouraging meaningful public participation. This contest is offered to all seventh-grade students in Florida public schools.
Essays must begin with the statement, “If I were elected Mayor,…” and must not be more than 250 words long and fit on one page. Students must describe how they would make a difference as mayor to make their city the best place to live.
To enter send your completed essay and entry form to the Florida League of Mayors, Post Office Box 1757, Tallahassee, Florida 32302. Entries must be postmarked by January 15, 2016. The winners will be chosen by a committee of the Florida League of Mayors Board of Directors.
Three statewide winners will be selected with first, second and third place prizes awarded.
Prizes are as follows:
- The 1st place winner will receive a $100 gift card and a chance to be “mayor” for a day.
- The 2nd place winner will receive a $50 gift card.
- The 3rd place winner will receive a $25 gift card.
First, second and third place winners also will receive a joint resolution from the Florida League of Mayors and the Florida League of Cities to be presented by their mayor at a hometown city commission meeting.
Every student who participates will receive a participation certificate.
For more information please contact Jenny Anderson, Administrative Coordinator/Florida League of Mayors Relations Florida League of Cities at (800)342-8112. To obtain a printable copy of the Essay Contest Information and an Official Essay Entry Form click below.