Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan is set to award $3,000 through its annual art contest sponsored by Delta Dental and MSU Broad Art Lab. The deadline for entries is 1 p.m., March 12, 2021.
The 3rd Annual MLK Holiday Art Contest is open to adults and students in grades 6-12. There is a $1,000 award for the winner in the adult category and $2,000 in scholarships for winning entries submitted by students.
In addition, select submissions will be displayed at the MSU Broad Art Lab April 4-25.
The theme is “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”
“Our theme is a quote by Dr. King from his ‘I have a dream’ speech,” said Elaine Hardy, commission chair.
“We selected it because it inspires perseverance against all obstacles to advancing racial equality,” Hardy added. “We’re looking forward to seeing how this inspiration is translated into visual art.”
Students will compete in two categories: grades 6-8 and 9-12. Group submissions are allowed for students in the same grade.
More information about the art contest is at mlkmidmichigan.com/scholarships.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan works to support equality, diversity and social justice. It focuses on the area’s pressing issues of literacy, youth violence, hunger, mentoring, education and community enrichment. The nonprofit organization hosts speakers and concerts, supports community service agencies and promotes youth initiatives, such as essay and art contests, college scholarships and an annual Y-Achievers tour for high school students. More information is at mlkmidmichigan.com or follow the commission on Facebook, @MLKCommOfMidMI.