Martin Luther King, Jr. Contests

The MLK Contests are partially funded by our sponsor:

  

 

TEACHERS, REGISTER YOUR STUDENTS HERE

https://www.fcoe.net/mlk/form-2014.php

(Deadline for registration and submissions is December 11th.)

 

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,  the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Committee and Fresno County Office of Education sponso the events, which will be held at the Clovis Veteran's Memorial Building again this year.

Important Dates 

  1. DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR ALL CONTESTS IS DECEMBER 11, 2014
  2. ARTWORK IS DUE AT THE FRESNO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION BY 4:30PM ON DECEMBER 11, 2014
  3. ESSAYS MUST BE UPLOADED BY 4:30PM ON DECEMBER 11, 2014

 

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 Good will receive ribbons.  Art work will be exhibited at the Clovis Veteran's Memorial Building from January 15th - February 17, 2015.  The art reception will be held at the Clovis Veteran's Memorial Building on February 17, 2015.

2015 MLK Art Flyer.pdf

MLK Visual Art Rubric

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 22, 2015, 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). First place winners will be expected to deliver their speeches at the reception on February 17, 2015.

2015 Speech Contest.pdf

MLK Speech Rubric

MLK Essay Contest

All Fresno County students in grades 4-12 are eligible and encouraged to compete. Each school site can submit 3 finalists per category for final judging. A writing prompt will be made available and essays will be scored on a rubric, with consideration given to content and connection to theme. Length of essays must be 100-300 words for grades 4-6, 300-500 words for grades 7-8, and 500-1000 words for grades 9-12. All essays and student information must be uploaded online. The winning essayist in each category will receive ribbons, and the essays will be displayed at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art Reception and Program on February 17, 2015.

2015 MLK Essay Flyer.pdf

2015 MLK Essay Prompt .pdf

MLK Essay Scoring Rubric-SBN2015.pdf