'If I Were Mayor' art and essay contest

If you were mayor, what would you do to improve your community? What would your ideal community look like?

Share your vision in Oakdale’s “If I were Mayor…” art and essay contest. Be creative! Paint a picture, create a sculpture, take a photograph, or write an essay depicting what makes Oakdale a great place to live, work and play, or what you would do to make Oakdale even better. Entries will be included in the "If I were Mayor" exhibit on display at the Oakdale Discovery Center art gallery during the month of March 2020.

If I were Mayor contest graphic

Contest Details

  • Who: Contest is open to youth in grades K-12 that live or attend school in Oakdale.
  • What: Submissions can be any creative medium, including but not limited to, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, written essay, etc.
  • When: Submissions are due February 7, 2020 at 4:30PM. Submissions can be dropped off at City Hall, 1584 Hadley Avenue N., or the Discovery Center, 4444 Hadley Avenue N. With submission, please include name and age. 
  • Winners: one winner will be chosen in each of three age groups: elementary school, middle school, and high school. Winners will have an opportunity to speak at the gallery reception and be recognized at the council meeting on March 10, 2020.