City Official > Essay/Letter Writing Contest

The city could sponsor an essay or letter writing contest for local elementary school students with a theme that resonates within your community. Examples include some of the following prompts:

  • "If I were mayor..."
  • "I will make a difference in my community by..."
  • "City services affect my life by..."
  • "I wish my city..."

You can have city staff members and/or the city council/commission members select the winners.  Winning students can be presented awards a city council or commission meeting or at a school assembly.

Download a sample essay contest form.

Communicate the Winners!

If you conduct a local essay/letter writing contest, be sure to send the winning pieces to the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC).  KLC may promote the local winners and include samples in Kentucky City magazine, on the City Government Month website and through social media.

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