Held each year in the months preceding the holiday, the contest awards prizes in three age groups for submissions based on a specific theme, this year's theme being “Don't Just Dream It, Live It!”.

Submissions can be in any creative medium, including visual art, speeches, poems, songs, and essays.Individuals of all ages can register their pieces below. Selected submissions and winners will be n display at The Suzanne Haskew Arts Center (The SHAC) located at 125 S. Main Street, Suite 700. Winners of the contest will also be awarded at the Conclusion Ceremony of the March on Main Street and recognized for their efforts.

Submissions due Friday, January 12, 2020.

Prizes will be awarded in three age categories (11 and under, 12-17, and 18 and older),

All entries will be judged based on overall quality and interpretation of this year's theme.

Get Involved

Area residents will have the opportunity than to participate in the spirit of Dr. King's legacy as numerous events will take place throughout the weekend preceding the holiday as well as on the day itself.

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Art Contest

Original artwork; watercolor, paints, pencil, written essay, poem or a recorded performance; music or other submitted for committee consideration, using the chosen theme as inspiration.

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Information for both attendees and spectators regarding location, time, and requirements for various events held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Additional information for artistic entree participants can also be found here.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day march information; time and location for both attendees and spectators. Information for artistic entrees, transportation opportunities, and concessions. Click here to be a part of this special event.

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