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Martin Luther King Jr.2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Literary and Visual Arts Contest

DEADLINE: Entries Due Thursday, Dec. 16

Arlington Public Schools students are invited to take part in the annual “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Literary and Visual Arts Contest.” Entries are due by 5 p.m. Thu, Dec. 16.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the struggle for equal economic, political, and social opportunities for all – a struggle that continues today.  During Dr. King’s March on Washington in 1963, activists, athletes, scholars, families and people of many different races and backgrounds came together to advocate for equality in their communities. His legacy lives on today and inspires many individuals to carry out his dream and make a difference in their communities

PROMPT

Incorporating a quote from Dr. King, describe in writing or through visual arts how you, as a student, can get involved, take a stand, and support Dr. King’s mission and vision for equality; and inspire a more equitable, inclusive and peaceful Virginia.

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ELIGIBILITY

  • You must be a resident of Arlington County or enrolled in APS.
  • You must be in grade Kindergarten through 12.

CATEGORIES & RULES

Writing

    • Elementary (K-5) entries must be a minimum of 25 words but not more than 150 words.
    • Middle School (6-8) entries must be a minimum of 150 words but not more than 250 words.
    • High School (9-12) entries must be a minimum of 250 words but not more than 350 words.
    • All entries must be typed or printed on an 8 ½ x 11” white piece of paper.
    • Do not put your name on the essay paper.

Poetry

    • Poems must be your original unpublished work.
    • All entries must be typed or printed on an 8 ½ x 11” white piece of paper.
    • Do not put your name on the poem paper.

Artwork

    • Artwork can be produced in any medium, 2D or 3D.
    • Do not put your name on the artwork itself. Instead, attach the entry form to your artwork and mail or deliver it to the locations below.

AWARDS

  • 2 awards will be given in each group:
    • Grades K, 1 and 2
    • Grades 3, 4, 5
    • Grades 6, 7, 8
    • Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Each group will have two first place winners and two runners up in each category: Literary Arts Achievement (Writing or Poetry) and Visual Arts Achievement

Winners will be announced on Friday, January 7, 2022. Students will be recognized by the Superintendent and members of the School Board on Tuesday, January 18 at the beginning of the School Board meeting.

SUBMISSIONS

OR

  • Drop off your entry with this form attached at one of the following APS locations.
    • APS Syphax Building , Welcome Center–1st Floor, 2210 Washington Blvd., 703-228-2581
    • Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., 703-228-5920
    • Barcroft Sports and Fitness Center, 4200 S. Four Mile Run, 703-228-0701
    • Langston-Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., 703-228-5210
    • Gunston Community Center, 2700 S. Lang Street, 703-228-6980
    • Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th Street, 703-228-0935

For more information

Please contact Dawn Smith, Communications Coordinator, at 703-228-2581 or at mlkentries@apsva.us

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