Student Essay and Poster Contest established

mlk-studentsThe Martin Luther King Coalition of Oklahoma City has established an Essay and Poster Contest for elementary, middle, and high school students with prizes that will be awarded in conjunction with the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday in January 2017. The theme for 2017 is “A Time for Change Is Now.”

Prizes will be $100 for first place and $50 for second place. All decisions will be made by the contest review board.

Submissions should should be about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and received by December 15, 2016, no later than 2:30 pm.

The letter below, which describes the prizes and deadline for submissions, was sent to school administrators. Download a copy of the letter here.

 Download the guidelines for the contest and submission form.

Dear School Administrator:

The Martin Luther King Coalition (MLK) of Oklahoma City has established an Essay and Poster Contest for elementary, middle, and high school students for the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. This contest is to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. The essay and poster should be about Martin Luther King, Jr. in association with the 2017 MLK Coalition theme, A Time for Change Is Now.

There will be $100 awarded to the First Place essay and poster contest winners and $50 will be awarded to the Second Place essay and poster contest winners from each category: elementary, middle, and high school students. The awards will be given to a youth whose essay and/or poster met all the guidelines and receive the most points established by the contest review board for the essay and poster. The students may write an essay and/or draw a poster.

Please review the enclosed guidelines and have any of your students that would like to participate submit an essay and/or poster to the Essay and Poster Contest Chairperson, Alexis D. Combs. If you have any questions, please contact Essay and Poster Contest Chairperson at adcombs1@nullgmail.com

The essays and posters will be picked up from your school office by a member of the MLK Coalition Thursday, December 15, 2016 not later than 2:30 p.m.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely,

Alexis D. Combs, Essay and Poster Contest Chairperson

Attached Essay and Poster Guidelines

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