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2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Literary and Visual Arts Contest

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Entries Due Thu, Dec. 17

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. Wed, Dec. 16.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a well-known civil rights activist who had a great deal of influence on American society. Dr. King popularized the notion of the “Beloved Community.” The Beloved Community is a global vision in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth. In the Beloved Community, poverty, hunger and homelessness will not be tolerated.  He envisioned the Beloved Community as a society based on justice, equal opportunity, and love of one’s fellow human beings.

Prompt: Literary and Visual Arts

Describe in writing or through visual arts how you are contributing to your community and how individuals can make a difference through acts of kindness in the spirit of Dr. King’s vision.    

Click here for categories, rules, drop-off locations and the entry form.

Students will be recognized by the Superintendent and members of the School Board on Thu, Jan 21. at the beginning of the School Board meeting.