Dr. MLK Jr. Essay & Poster Contest

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The San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educators (SFABSE) presents the 26th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art and Composition Contest. 

Composition Contest 

All participants are asked to submit written responses showing evidence-based critical analysis of the theme related to the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., other civil rights leaders, and the ongoing fight for social justice in America. We invite all students in grades who are enrolled in any SFUSD school to participate in our essay contest!

Read more about the contest and guidelines. 

All essays are due Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 5pm. 

Teachers and caregivers can submit essays to: JamersonH@sfusd.edu

E-mail subject line should include: "MLK Essay Competition" 

Art Contest

All participants are asked to submit artistic works showing interpretations of the themes related to the works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and or other civil rights leaders in the ongoing fight for social justice in America. We invite any Pre-K—12 students enrolled in any SFUSD school to  participate in our art contest!

Read more about the contest and guidelines. 

The artwork is due Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 5pm and can be scanned and emailed to: 

JamersonH@sfusd.edu

Email subject line should include "MLK Art Competition"  

All winners will receive a Gift Card and a certificate of participation. Winners may also be asked to display their art at SFABSE events and ceremonies.