Deadline for entries: December 19, 2018
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.
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.
Students need to respond in an artistic format to Dr. King’s statement: “Let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire”.
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 and presentation.
Students need to respond to “If Dr. King were alive today, he would______? Students need to reflect how this relates to their lives and to life in general.
Awards will be presented at the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Temple Adath Yeshurun, 152 Prospect 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 19, 2018. Please send or drop off all entries to:
Maxine Mosley, c/o Henry J. McLaughlin Jr. Middle School, 290 So. Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH 03109, firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 628-6247 ext. 9
Include your name, teacher’s name, school and school phone number. Also include your home address and phone number.
Complete details can be found on the MLK Student Contests 201819.