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.