Contests

The Howard County Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission encouraged all eligible students to participate in its annual essay contest, poster contest and high school food drive. The event theme this year is: “Racial injustice around the world, poverty, war. When man solves these three great problems he will have squared his moral progress with his scientific progress. And, more importantly, he will have learned the practical art of living in harmony.” 

For the essay contest, students were asked to select one of the great problems mentioned in the quote and write an essay showing how and why they would solve this problem describing how their idea of solving this problem relate to King's teachings.  

For the poster contest, students were asked to interpret the theme in any medium, art being their original work.

The winners of this years contest are:

Elementary Poster Contest

  • 1st Place - Olivia Muzzatti – Cradelrock Elementary School
  • 2nd Place - Daisjah Boykin – Cradelrock Elementary School
  • 3rd Place - Madelyn Schuster – Cradelrock Elementary School

Middle School Essay Awards

  • 1st Place - Jordan Neperud – Lake Elkhorn Middle School
  • 2nd Place -Reginald de los Reyes - Lake Elkhorn Middle School
  • 3rd Place - Jasmin Land - Lake Elkhorn Middle School

High School Essay Awards

  • 1st Place - Isiason Brown - Long Reach High School
  • 2nd Place - Amen Owusu - Wilde Lake High School
  • 3rd Place - Nica Vasquez - Wilde Lake High School

High School Food Drive Winner

  • Howard High School

 

The Commission also sought nominations for its annual Living the Dream Award.  This award recognizes individuals and organizations that promote the teachings and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther  King, Jr. through community involvement.

The 2020 contest winners are:   

  • Organizational Award - Glen Mar United Methodist Church, Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • Individual Award - Charles Fuller, Esq.

     

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission extends to all the winners their well wishes for sharing their ideas. They also applaud the teachers who, year after year incorporate this important event into teaching our young people about the principles that Dr. Martin Luther King lived and died for.

Essay Contest Rules

Contest closed.  Please check back in September for contest information for 2021.

Living the Dream Award Contest

Contest closed.  Please check back in September for contest information for 2021.

Poster Contest Rules

Contest closed.  Please check back in September for contest information for 2021.

High School Food & Diaper Drive Contest

Contest closed.  Please check back in September for contest information for 2021.