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Now Accepting Entries for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Contest

Arlington Public Schools students are invited to take part in the annual “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest.” Entries are due by 5 p.m. Thu, Dec. 13.

This year’s Literary and Visual Arts Contest is an opportunity for students to explore what Dr. King spoke about in his “I Have a Dream” speech and relate it to a dream for your community.

Topic: On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King shared his dream for what the world should be like in the famous “I Have a Dream” speech. This speech was given at the Lincoln Memorial and heard by millions around the world. Dr. King dreamed of a fair and peaceful world where everyone had equal access to opportunities. Throughout his life, and in this famous speech, Dr. King spoke about the American dream and reminded us that the United States was founded on the belief that all people are created equal.

Prompt: Describe in writing or through visual art your dream for the community and how you will work to make your dream come true.

Contest winners will be announced on Wed, January 2, 2019. Winners will be recognized in a video tribute at Arlington County’s 50th Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. event. Students will also be recognized at the School Board meeting on Thu, Jan. 24, 2019.

For more information including the entry form, visit  https://www.apsva.us/mlk-contest/