For Immediate Release:
Nov. 20, 2013
|For more information, contact the Dept. of School and Community Relations at 703-228-6004 www.apsva.us|
Arlington Public Schools students are invited to take part in the annual "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Contest." The deadline for entries is Fri, Dec. 20.
Students are invited to submit essays and poems or visual arts in any medium for the following topic. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. expressed many powerful thoughts through his sermons and speeches. Our nation has been inspired and learned much from listening to and reading his stirring words and ideas.
Using the following quote from Dr. King, describe in writing or through visual art, how his words relate to their lives.
“I’ve decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
Resources for APS students are available online through ACORN (Arlington Curriculum Online Reference Network.
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. 19 at Washington-Lee High School. Students will also be recognized at the School Board meeting on Thu, Jan. 23. Each first place entry along with a photograph of the winners will be published in the Sun-Gazette newspaper and on its website.
Contest rules and entry forms are available online and at all APS schools, Arlington County libraries and community centers. There is no fee to enter the contest. Written entries can be submitted by email to email@example.com or all entries can be dropped off at any APS school or Arlington community center.
Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Fri. Dec. 20, at any of the following locations:
Barcroft Sports and
For additional information, contact Dawn Smith at 703-228-2581 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.