The contest gives students a chance to creatively use grade-specific language arts skills and civics / social studies knowledge.
The contest is open to all Maryland students enrolled in the 4th grade during the 2012-2013 school year.
All essays must begin with the opening line: “If I Were Mayor, I Would...” Essays may not exceed 275 words.
Only one essay may be submitted per student. Essays will be judged by contest sponsors in the following areas: essay relation to contest topic; displayed knowledge about municipal government and the role of a mayor; creativity; and proper use of grammar.
Students must include their first and last names, school and teacher’s name at the top of their essays. Essays must be received no later than March 30,
2013. Winners will be notified by the end of April 2013.
For More Information Go Here; http://www.mdmunicipal.org/index.aspx?nid=168