Deadline for entries: December 20, 2017
This year’s theme: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
The Martin Luther King Coalition has always considered involving youth an essential component of the community celebration of Martin Luther King Day. After all, in his most famous speech, one of Dr. King’s most poignant statements was the expression of his dream for the children: that they would one day be able to attend school & play together regardless of the colors of their skin. Therefore, from its early years, the Coalition has invited all children from the state of New Hampshire to participate in the celebration, initially through an Arts & Writing Contest – which grew to be so large that it was impossible to judge; then revised as the Arts & Writing Contest, made manageable by being aimed at a particular age group: Middle School students.
Entries for the Arts and Writing contests need to reflect how the student both understands and related to the Theme and the words of Dr. King to their lives as well as to life in general.
Awards will be presented at the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration Monday, January 15, 2018 at the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Hanover Street Manchester, NH 03104.
All entries become the property of the MLK Coalition until they are collected at the end of the Celebration.
All entries must be received by December 20, 2017. Please send or drop off all entries to:
Maxine Mosley, c/o Manchester Education Association, 1750 Elm St. Suite 201B, Manchester, NH 03104, firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 289-1111
Complete details can be found on the MLK Celebration Flyer 2018.