The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Literary Contest for Students

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee

Announces Literary Contest for Students

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Commemorative Committee is seeking entries for its literary arts contest in observance of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The writing contest is open to all elementary, middle and high schools students in MontgomeryCounty. Entries must be 150 words, or less, in poetry or essay format. Entries will be judged on understanding and appreciation of the ideals of Dr. King; clarity and originality of expression; and adherence to the 2013 theme, “HIS dream…iAct…WE change!”

The deadline for submitting entries is Friday, December 14. Participating schools should submit a maximum of three entries per school to the MLK Essay Contest, c/o Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, 21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850.

The top two winners from all entries will be invited to read their essays and receive an award presented by the County Executive and The Gazette Newspapers as part of the County-wide MLK celebration on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Music Centerat Strathmore.

For more information, contact James Stowe, director of the County’s Office of Human Rights, at 240-777-8491 or email

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