In celebration of Women’s History Month, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today launched the fourth annual ‘Governor for a Day’ essay contest on Facebook. The contest asks 5-8th grade girls to answer the question, “What would you do as Rhode Island’s Governor for a day?” 

“Every day I talk with girls and young women, and I’m constantly inspired by how civically engaged and motivated they are,” said Governor Raimondo. “There’s never been a more important time to make sure young women know that their ideas–and their futures–are limitless. I can’t wait to read the amazing essays and meet our 2018 Governor for a Day!” 

Interested applicants should apply by March 16, 2018 and answer the question in 400 words or fewer.

Students should submit the following information along with their essay:
  • Name
  • Age
  • School
  • Grade
  • Home Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Teacher’s Contact Information
  • Parent or Guardian Name(s)
Applicants may email their essays as an attachment to Google documents will not be accepted.
Or they may mail their essays to:
“Governor for a Day” Essay Contest 
c/o Governor’s Communications Office
The winner will be announced at the end of March, and will be “sworn in” as Rhode Island’s Governor for a Day in April. She will meet with Governor Raimondo and other female elected officials.