The Oregon Mayors Association is conducting its annual "If I Were Mayor ..." contest for students at the middle school, high school and collegiate levels, including home-schoolers.
The competition includes a poster contest for middle school students, an essay contest for high school students, and a video/PowerPoint presentation open to high school and college students.
Judging criteria includes creativity, clarity and sincerity of thought, proper use of grammar, and subject relevancy.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three local entries, with the first place entry moving on to the state-level contest.
Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2.
Complete contest details and official entry forms are available at Dallas City Hall and area school offices.
For more information: JoAnn Ghelfi, 503-588-6550; Jim Fairchild, 503-831-3502.