Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest
Each year on the third Monday of January, we celebrate the life and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a time for our nation to remember the injustices that Dr. King fought. He fought for the freedom, dignity, and equality of all races and people.
Students in Middle School and High School are asked to write an essay based on a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Up to 5 essays may be submitted by a single school.
This contest is free for Department of Student Programs member schools.
Non-member schools will be charged $10 per essay that is submitted.
ENTRY SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Essays will be submitted through an online submission form.
The deadline to submit essays for the 2019 contest has passed.
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