If I Were Mayor... Essay Contest

2022 Essay Contest

This contest is open to students in the 7th grade during the 2022/2023 school year. Essays must address the subject and begin with "If I were mayor, I would...." and may not exceed 250 words. Submissions will be judged based on creativity, clarity, sincerity of thought and proper use of grammar. All entries to the Burlington contest that meet the requirements will be submitted to the state contest. For full contest rules, see the Iowa League of Cities website.

Enter your essay here.

Former Essay Winners:

2021 Essay Winner - Dresden Fishback, Edward Stone Middle School
2020 Essay Winner - Elise Henry, Notre Dame School
2019 Essay Winner - Will Woodard, Notre Dame School
2018 Essay Winner - Jenna Knudson, Notre Dame School
2017 Essay Winner - Gabriella Deery, Notre Dame School **Statewide Iowa Winner**
2016 Essay Winner - Maddy Drew, Notre Dame School
2016 Essay Winner - Brock Dengler, Aldo Leopold
2015 Essay Winner - Catherine Walsh, Notre Dame School