Mayor For a Day Contest

Mayor Jim Watson, the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee (OYEC) are proud to host the 3rd Annual Mayor for a Day Contest!

The Mayor for a Day contest is a unique and exciting opportunity to engage local youth from around the city on municipal politics and civic issues. Ottawa high school students in grades 9 to 12 are invited to write a 500 word essay or produce a 5 minute video outlining their vision for Ottawa over the next 50 years, for their chance to experience a day with Mayor Jim Watson!

Click here for rules and to submit your application. The deadline to apply is Saturday, February 29 at 7pm EST.

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact Youth Ottawa at the following email: