MLK Verbal Arts Contest

The Belen Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-Cultural Commission is opening its annual verbal arts contest to all Belen middle and high school students. Write, sing, rap or rhyme about:

  1. How does Dr. King’s dream tie into what is happening in society today?
  2. How would your school benefit from understanding and appreciating cultural diversity?
  3. How does Dr. King’s dream tie into your personal experiences and/or goals?

Entry requirements:

  • All written submissions must be typed 12 pt. font or greater, with a maximum of 500 words
  • Submissions will be judged on clarity, creativity, originality, depth of thought and significant detail
  • Do not write name or identifying information any place on your entry
  • Submit with your entry by Jan. 10 to the Belen Public Library
  • Winners must attend candle light vigil on Jan. 17 to receive awards. First, second and third places will receive monetary prizes awarded

 

MLK Art Contest

The Belen Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-Cultural Commission is opening its art contest to all Belen students in all grades.

Create one of the following:

  1. Create an image of Dr. King.
  2. Create a work of art about what “I Have a Dream” mean to you?
  3. Create a work of art the represents cultural diversity.
  4. How does Dr. King’s dream tie into your personal experiences and/or goals?

Entry requirements:

  • Can employ any art medium, i.e., poster, diorama, clay, etc.
  • Must use standard poster board for posters
  • Do not write name or identifying information any place on your entry
  • Submit with your entry by Jan. 10 to the Belen Public Library
  • Winners must attend candlelight vigil on Jan. 17 to receive awards
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