Martin Luther King Art Contest

Overview


To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and raise awareness about his accomplishments, the City of Bowie Diversity Committee sponsors an annual art contest for Bowie students.  The categories of the contest differ depending on the grade of the students, but all are intended to teach students about Dr. King’s legacy. 

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The contest divides the participating grades into groups of three (3).  Grades K-2 enter a coloring contest, grades 3-5 create a poster illustrating how Dr. King worked, and how others are still working to ensure that all people are treated fairly, and Grades 6-12 honor the life and work of the Civil Rights leader by creating a short 60-90 second video that depicts the contest theme for the year.

The theme for this year's contest is "Speaking Out for Justice". The deadline is December 16, 2016.


Contest finalists will be featured at a program honoring the memory of Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr. at City Hall on January 14, 2017. Winners will be selected in February.

Cash prizes are awarded to the first, second, and third place winners in each category. The contest is open to all school-aged children who live within the municipal limits of Bowie or who attend an eligible school in Bowie. 

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Poster contest entry by Heaven Dozier (Grace Christian School)  - January 2016



Contest

There are three contest categories:



Coloring Contest ( Kindergarten – Second Grade)


Color the supplied picture of Dr. King. 

First Prize:  $75
Second Prize: $50
Third Prize: $25

Flyer and coloring sheet


Poster Contest (Third – Fifth Grade)


Create a poster that shows how you can speak out for justice today, just ad Dr. King and others did many years ago. 

First Prize:  $100
Second Prize: $75
Third Prize: $50

Flyer and instructions


Video Contest  (Sixth – Twelfth Grade )


Create a video of no more than 90 seconds that contains original footage, including any combination of people, places, items, situations, photos, drawings, collages, poetry readings, spoken word, dance, music, or songs that help to depict the contest theme

First Prize: $150
Second Prize: $125
Third Prize: $100

Flyer and instructions


Eligible Schools

Students from the following schools are eligible to participate in City of Bowie contests and programs:
  • Bowie High School
  • Tall Oaks High School
  • Benjamin Tasker Middle School
  • Samuel Ogle Middle School
  • St. Pius X Regional School
  • Grace Christian School
  • Cornerstone Christian Academy
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School (lower campus)
  • Heather Hills Elementary School
  • High Bridge Elementary School
  • Kenilworth Elementary School
  • Northview Elementary School
  • Pointer Ridge Elementary School
  • Rockledge Elementary School
  • Tulip Grove Elementary School
  • Whitehall Elementary School
  • Yorktown Elementary School
  • Chapel Forge Special Center
  • C. Elizabeth Rieg Special Center