The City of Northfield Mayor for a Day Essay Contest is a program to engage local 4th and 5th grade students in civic engagement through a written essay contest.
Mayor for a Day Essay Contest recipients will be announced and awarded by the Mayor at our annual State of the City Address.
Top three winning entries for eligible 4th and 5th grade students will receive the following award benefits:
To participate in nominations and be eligible for the Mayor for a Day Essay Contest, individuals must:
The Mayor and President Pro Tem will select winning essays.
Winning essays will be selected based on creativity, originality and legibility. Strong consideration will be given to selecting an essay winner from each school.
5 p.m., January 31, 2022
Essays may be submitted online or handwritten.
Fill out an online essay
Download the contest form to handwrite your essay (PDF)
If you need to return a handwritten essay, return to:
2022 Mayor for a Day Essay Contestc/o Michelle Mahowald, Communications & Human Resources DirectorCity Hall801 Washington StreetNorthfield, MN 55057-2598