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MLK Essay, Visual Arts Contests

Hopkins County students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate in an Essay Contest and Visual Arts Contest organized as part of Hopkins County’s 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

The theme is “How has the Work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Inspired You as a Potential Leader in our Culturally Diverse Community?” Students are asked to creatively express how the works of this great American leader are relevant to today’s youth. Students should reflect on how Dr. King’s legacy has inspired them to explore their own leadership opportunities.

The contests are open to students who attend public schools, private schools, or home schools.

Entries are due to their school principal or curriculum coordinator by Nov. 30. An overall winner in both the Visual Art and Essay contests will receive a plaque. Also, the top three entries in each division will receive prizes. Contest divisions are K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade, 6th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade. Prizes will be presented at the Jan. 19 celebration. 

For more information, please contact Lori Harrison with Hopkins County Schools at 270-825-6000 or Jay Parrent with Madisonville Community College at 270-824-8571.

Visual Arts Contest Guidelines

Visual Arts Contest Entry Form

Essay Contest Guidelines

Essay Contest Entry Form