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 is “Honoring Voices of Equality”.

Create an original work of art, essay, poem, song, or other multimedia submission honoring an individual from the past or present whose life story stood for or continues to stand for equality. All entries may be dropped off at The SHAC prior to the deadline and include artist name, age and contact information. Written pieces should be 500 words or less. Speeches and performances (submitted by dvd, youtube, or electronic file), 5 minutes or less. All work should explore the theme of the event: “Honoring Voices of Equality". Winners and selected submissions will be showcased at the Suzanne Haskew Arts Center (The SHAC) during the week before the March on Main Street. For more information e-mail Isaac Perry: perryisa@hotmail.com

Submissions due Sunday, January 10, 2021.

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.

The awards ceremony will be a separate virtual event this year with time TBD.

• All registered entries may be dropped off at The SHAC prior to the deadline. • Written pieces should be 500 words or less. • Speeches and performances (submitted by dvd, youtube, or electronic file), 5 minutes or less. • All work should explore the theme of the event: ""Honor ing Voices of Equality."" Create an original work of art, essay, poem, song, or other multimedia submission honoring a voice of equality from the past or present. • Winners and selected submissions will l be showcased at the Suzanne Haskew Arts Center (The SHAC) during the week before the March on Main Street on Sunday, January 17.

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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Schedule

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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Celebration

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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