Entry Deadline: Friday, December 16, 2016
We invite students in grades 5-8 to write an essay or develop a piece of art reflecting on this quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
“And so the aftermath of violence is bitterness; the aftermath of non-violence is the creation of the beloved community; the aftermath of non-violence is redemption and reconciliation.”
Guidelines for Entries:
Entries need to reflect the students’ understanding of the relationship of Dr. King Jr.’s words to their lives as well as to life in general. It is important that each student learn about Dr. King Jr.’s life and legacy and understand how his work continues to impact civil rights and social justice issues today.
Students may submit any form of art; such as drawings, paintings, posters, videos, PowerPoint presentations, photography, graphics, sculpture,
mosaic, or single/multi-panel illustrations.
Materials that will withstand shipping are recommended.
Each entry will be judged on artistic merit and how well the student communicates both the theme and the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Students may submit any form of writing, such as essay or short stories of no more than 500 words, or full-page poems.
Each entry will be judged on creativity, presentation, and how well the student communicates both the theme and the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Awards will be presented at the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration on Monday, January 16, 2017
About the Lionel Washington Johnson Youth Awards
$100.00 and the Lionel Washington Johnson Youth plaque will be awarded to the 1st place winning student in each category (Arts & Writing)
$50.00 and a Lionel Washington Johnson Youth Award certificate will be awarded to the 2nd place winning student in each category (Arts & Writing)
All entries become the property of the MLK Coalition unless they are collected at the end of the Celebration.
All entries must be received by December 16, 2016. Please send or drop off all entries to:
1750 Elm Street, Suite 201B
Manchester, NH 03104
Include your name, teacher’s name, school and school phone number on the back of your submission. Also include your home address and phone number.
Questions? Contact Maxine Mosley