2018 Art & Essay Contest

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2018 Art & Essay Contest

The Human Rights Commission is pleased to announce the 2018 J. Irwin Miller Art Contest and the Benjamin M. King Essay Contest. Each year we provide students with historical context and a foundation upon which they can express themselves by creating an original work of art or composition of an essay. This year’s theme is “Fair Housing for All.” Fair Housing is of particular relevance as this year marks the 50th anniversary of this momentous law signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

One winner will be selected for both contests in the following divisions: Division 1: Grades 5 — 6

Division 2: Grades 7 — 8

Division 3: Grades 9 — 12

Students are invited to enter the art contest or the essay contest or both.

A panel of volunteer judges will anonymously select the winning entries for both contests in each division. Winners will receive a $75 award, an award-winning book, and complimentary tickets to the Human Rights Commission’s Annual Dinner.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 08, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. No entries will be accepted after that date.

Volunteer judges are also needed to judge the art and essay contests. Please contact the Human Rights Commission office by Friday, March 09, 2018, if you are interested in volunteering.

For more information visit our website www.columbus.in.gov/human-rights/art-essay- contest/or contact the office by phone at (812) 376-2532 or email at humanrights@columbus.in.gov.