Art & Essay Contest & Essay Contest
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It is once again time for the annual Human Rights Commission’s Benjamin M. King Essay and J. Irwin Miller Art Contests. This year’s theme is “Advocating for Others”.

These contests are open to all Bartholomew County students in grades 5 – 12.

There are three divisions:

Division 1:  Elementary (grades 5 – 6)

Division 2:  Middle (grades 7 – 8)

Division 3:  High (grades 9 – 12).

Students must complete an official entry form to attach to their essays or art pieces.  The due date for all essays and art pieces is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Winners from each division will receive a $75 award, an award-winning book, and complimentary tickets to the Human Rights Annual Dinner!

2017 Art Contest Packet

2017 Essay Contest Packet

2017 Art & Essay Entry Form

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 812-376-2532
or email us at

If you would like to volunteer as a judge for our contests, you can contact our office with your intent to participate or you can fill out our online volunteer form.

Our office is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

We are located at 123 Washington Street, Suite 5, Columbus, Indiana 47201.