Tuesday, January 25, 2011

GMA's "If I Were Mayor, I Would . . ." Essay Contest

Georgia Municipal Association has announced the 2011 "If I Were Mayor, I Would . . ." essay contest.

Sixth graders across Georgia are invited to become city leaders in the “If I Were Mayors, I Would . . .” essay contest. Materials for the contest – brochures and posters – will be mailed out to schools and city halls at the end of December. The deadline for entries is Friday, March 4, 2011.


According to contest rules, every essay must begin with the sentence, “If I were mayor, I would” and essays may not be longer than 350 words. They can be either typed or hand written, but must be legible and have the student’s name and school on them.

One winner will be chosen from each of GMA’s 12 districts, and will be selected by a panel of city officials. Each winner will receive a $250 savings bond and other small prizes. Winners will be notified by the end of March, and will be invited, along with their teachers, parents and mayors, to a luncheon in Atlanta in April.

Entry Form
Contest Tips
Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Amy Henderson for more information.

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