In honor of Dr. King’s birthday and lasting legacy the Utah State Office of Education’s Educational Equity section invites students to enter the 31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay & Video Contest in honor of Dr. King’s birthday and lasting legacy. This contest is an opportunity for Utah’s seventh through twelfth graders to continue to find new meaning and applications for the legacy Dr. King left to the world in the area of human and civil rights.
I love scholarship contests that include a component like essays and videos because they allow for a lot of creativity and an opportunity for you to share who you are beyond a list of test scores and GPAs. Also, there are no academic requirements for this scholarship, so anyone who is willing to write or film can apply. If you choose to write an essay, I’m happy to review it for you. I have a BA in English as well as a great deal of writing experience and spend a lot of my time reviewing student essays. You can also ask a teacher or other adult to review essays for you…just make sure they are a good writer.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ESSAY & VIDEO CONTEST
Deadline: October 21, 2014
Application: www.schools.utah.gov/equity/Martin-Luther-King-Jr–Contest.aspx or see Mrs. Cartwright for a packet.
-2015 contest theme quote: “Everyone has the power for greatness, nor for fame but greatness, because greatness is determined by service” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
-Answer the questions:
1. What does this quote mean to you?
2. How can you use this quote to honor Dr. King and the legacy he left the world?
-Essay: Typed, 500 words or less.
-Video: Three (3) minutes or less.
-Awards: $50-$150 cash prize and scholarship to Camp Anytown for Grand Prize winners (8 grade level winners and 4 Grand Prize winners)