The Maryland Municipal League will offer its annual essay contest to all public and private school students currently in the fourth-grade.
This year's "If I Were Mayor, I Would..." essay theme is "Meeting the Challenge."
Entry forms and study guides were made available to schools and can be downloaded at
Entries should be mailed to Mayors' Contest, Maryland Municipal League, 1212 West St., Annapolis, MD 21401. Eleven winners will be chosen and each will receive $100 and be invited to participate in the contest awards ceremony. Original essays must be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 30.