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Posted on: October 22, 2014

[ARCHIVED] “If I were elected Mayor . . .” Essay Contest for 7th Graders

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The Florida League of Mayors and the Florida League of Cities are sponsoring a statewide 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-public schools.

Entries must be postmarked by January 16, 2015. Essays will be judged by a committee comprised of members from of the Florida League of Mayors Board of Directors. Three statewide winners will be selected.

Winners 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 council/commission meeting of their municipality’s choosing.

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.

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