The Mayors Council of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Municipal League invite 8th graders from home schools, public schools and private schools throughout Oklahoma to participate in a statewide essay contest, “If I Were Mayor, I Would ...” to tell others what they would do as mayor to make their city or town a better place to live.
Promoting good city government is important to Oklahoma municipalities and this essay contest provides students the opportunity to reflect on the role of the key elected official in their own community.
Our future mayors are in the classrooms today and the education they receive today will help them to become good citizens tomorrow — and possibly future mayors. The contest gives students a chance to creatively use cognitive and grade-specific language arts skills and civics/social studies language.
Entries will be judged based upon originality and appropriateness to the theme: What the writer would try to accomplish as mayor of his or her city or town and what he or she would do to make it happen. Essays must display an understanding of the mayor’s position. Spelling, grammar and legibility also will be considered by the judges.
Three finalists will be chosen from the contest entries.
- 1st Place – $250
- 2nd Place – $150
- 3rd Place – $100
Winners will be awarded at the Annual OML/MCO Municipal Government Day.
For rules and entry form, click on the link below.