Martin Luther King, Jr. Contests
The MLK Contests are partially funded by our sponsor:
(Deadline for registration and submissions is December 12th.)
Students have authentic opportunities to further their education in culture, history/social science, and related core subjects by delivering speeches, writing essays, and/or creating works of art. The events culminate with an art reception and program to honor the students and their work. HMC Architects joins the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Committee and Fresno County Office of Education in sponsoring the events, which will be held at the Clovis Veteran's Memorial Building this year.
- DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR ALL CONTESTS IS DECEMBER 12, 2013
- ARTWORK IS DUE AT THE FRESNO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION BY 4:30PM ON DECEMBER 12, 2013
- ESSAYS MUST BE UPLOADED BY 4:30PM ON DECEMBER 12, 2013
MLK Art Contest
All school districts are encouraged to have their students, grades K-12, participate in the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by using a visual medium to express Dr. King's ideas. The integration of art and history not only helps students apply and retain their knowledge of history, but also offers students with different learning styles an opportunity to succeed. Each school site may submit a maximum of 8 pieces of student work. Each participant will receive a certificate. Those judged Superior, Excellent, and Honorable Mention, will receive ribbons. Art work will be exhibited at the Clovis Veteran's Memorial Building from January 15th - February 13, 2014. The art reception will be held at the Clovis Veteran's Memorial Building on February 11, 2014.
MLK Speech Contest
Students in grades 4-12 are encouraged to write and deliver an original speech, addressing the theme of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. contests. Each school site can submit 3 finalists per category for the FCOE contest. Speeches will be presented at Fresno County Office of Education in Rm 101T on January 27, 2014, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, in front of a panel of judges who will select the winning speech from each grade category (4-6; 7-8; 9-12). The winning speeches will be prerecorded for the Reception and Open House on February 11, 2014.
MLK Essay Contest
MLK Family Art Project Contest - (New this year only)
To commemorate the 30th anniversary celebration of Fresno County's Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Speech, and Essay contests, FCOE is offering a chance for students in grades 4-12 and their families to enter a piece of art and up to a 250-word explanation of the art for special recognition. Students should let their teacher know that their family is participating. The teacher will then register the student's family for the competition. Artwork will be displayed at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art Reception and Open House on February 11, 2014.