One Day Left to Participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. “Literary & Visual Arts Contest”

What's your dream?

The deadline for participation is Friday, January 7th at 5pm. Get those entries in. It’s not too late!

Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision and many accomplishments are the reason that communities like Arlington  have worked to implement change.

Sponsored by Arlington Public Schools & Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources, the MLK contest is open to Arlington Elementary, Middle and High School students who are invited to submit works in one of the three contest categories. Writing, Poetry and Visual.


•Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision was that his children, and others,
would not be judged by the color of their skin.

• Arlington County’s vision states that, “Arlington will be a diverse and
inclusive world-class urban community with secure, attractive residen-
tial and commercial neighborhoods where people unite to form a
caring, learning, participating, sustainable community in which each
person is important.”

Describe in writing or through visual art: How you think that the
Arlington community is fulfilling Dr. King’s vision and dream?

Awards will be given in four grade levels:
Kindergarten – 2 grade
3 grade – 5 grade
6 grade – 8 grade
9 grade – 12 grade

Each level listed above will have two winners in each category:
All contest prizes will be awarded at the 42 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute on Sun, Jan. 16, 2011. Recognition will be given to the second and third place winners in each category.

Contest DEADLINE is 5 p.m. on Fri, January 7, 2011
See the contest details and download the entry form here.
For additional information, contact Dawn Willard at 703-228-2581 or by email

2 responses to “One Day Left to Participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. “Literary & Visual Arts Contest”

  1. Pingback: One Day Left to Participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. “Literary & Visual Arts Contest” | « Parents 4 democratic Schools

  2. When will participants be notified of their status and what are the awards presented? Are there any cash prizes?

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