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"If I Were Mayor" - Due December 1

Each fall, the Virginia Municipal League (VML) invites all Virginia 7th graders to participate in its "If I Were Mayor" essay contest. The essays describe what the student would do as mayor to make their cities and towns great places to live. Promoting good local government is important to VML, and this essay contest provides students the opportunity to reflect on the important role of elected officials in their own city or town.

Eight Virginia regional winners are selected. Winners receive $150 cash prize and plaque. One statewide winner is selected and receives a $250 cash prize and plaque. The winners, along with their teachers, are recognized at a special ceremony in Richmond.

The contest is open to all Virginia students enrolled in the 7th grade during the 2015-2016 school year. For the contest rules, to to For more information contact Sherall Dementi at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Deadline: December 1, 2015.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 November 2015 15:32 )