Arlington Public Schools students are invited to take part in the annual the "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Contest" now through Fri. Dec. 21, 2012.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in many things and took a stand for what he believed in. Describe in writing or create a visual image of a role model, celebrity, or current figure that you feel has taken a stand for an important issue in our world today.
The contest is open to all APS students in grades K-12. Awards will be given in four grade levels: K-2; 3-5; 6-8; and 9-12.
Contest winners will be announced in January. Winners will be recognized at Arlington County’s Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. event on Sun, Jan. 20. Students will also be recognized at the School Board meeting on Thu, Jan. 24. Each first place entry along with a photograph of the winners will be published in the Sun-Gazette newspaper and on their website.
Contest rules and the entry form are available online
and at all APS schools, Arlington County libraries and community centers which are listed below. There is no fee to enter the contest. Entries can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or can be dropped off at any APS school or Arlington community center.
All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Fri. Dec. 21, at any of the following locations:
Arlington Education Center: 1426 N. Quincy St., Room 106, 703-228-2581
Barcroft Sports and Fitness Center: 4200 S. Four Mile Run Dr., 703-228-0701
Carver: 1415 S. Queen St., 703-228-5706
Drew: 3500 S. 24th St., 703-228-5725
Fairlington: 3808 S. Stafford St., 703-228-6588
Gunston: 2700 S. Lang St., 703-228-6980
Jefferson: 3501 S. 2nd St., 703-228-5920
Langston-Brown: 2121 N. Culpeper St., 703-228-5210
Lee: 5722 Lee Highway, 703-228-0550
Lubber Run: 300 N. Park Dr., 703-228-4727
Walter Reed: 2909 S. 16th St., 703 228-0935