Ottawa Mayor for a Day Contest (2019)

Ottawa’s Mayor Jim Watson and Youth Ottawa want to hear what you love about living in Ottawa and your ideas for how to make Ottawa an even better place to live. You are invited to submit either an essay (max. 500 words) or a 5-minute video with your response to the following question:

  • "What do you love about the City of Ottawa and what two ideas would you propose to improve it?"

The two selected applicants will be named "Mayor for a Day" and have the opportunity to spend time with Mayor Watson and City of Ottawa staff, learn about the Mayor's office, and discuss their ideas.

Full name (Required)
Age (Required)
Grade (Required)
School (Required)
Parent/ guardian email address (Required)
Parent/guardian phone number (Required)
Home address (Required)
What do you love about the City of Ottawa and what two ideas would you propose to improve it?
What do you love about the City of Ottawa and what two ideas would you propose to improve it? Please provide the link to your YouTube Video.
Have you submitted either a max 500 word essay or a link to a 5 minute YouTube video? (Required)
Parent/Guardian Consent and Agreement (Required)