Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission

Annual Poster Contest

 

Official Contest Rules
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 1, 2018

 

 

Dear West Virginia Educators:
 
The Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission, in collaboration with Beta Beta Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is pleased to announce the 35th Annual Poster Competition.
 
Each year, students throughout the state of West Virginia have shared their artistic abilities by submitting their entries as a way of celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This year the mission of the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission is to celebrate the occasion of the Annual Poster Competition as a means to depict the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Classroom teachers are asked to assist students in the development of original slogans/captions to be used in the development of the poster. 
 
Official rules are available Here or at the bottom of the page.
 
All entries must be postmarked on or before November 1, 2018 and should be mailed or delivered to:
     Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster Contest
     State Holiday Commission
     ATTN:  Patricia Wilson
     627 Wallace Hall – West Virginia State University   
     Institute, WV  25112   
 
Winning entries will be on display in the Great Hall of the WV Culture Center. Students with winning entries will receive awards during the Celebration of Diversity program in February of 2019. We look forward to your student’s participation.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. William M. White, Chair, Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission
Patricia Wilson, Chair, Awards Committee
 

 
ANNUAL POSTER CONTEST GUIDELINES
 
The Annual Poster Competition is designed to celebrate the life and dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. and to reaffirm the American ideals of freedom, justice and opportunity for all.
 
 
ELIGIBILITY
Open to all West Virginia residents (Students in grades K-12)
 
FORMAT
Student entries may be in any format.  The style and the selected media must be explained on the attached entry form.  Entries without this information will not be judged.    An entry form must be taped to the back of the entry.
 
MEDIA
Students may use the following media:  pencil, crayon, pen and ink, water color, acrylic, serigraph wood block, photography, or mixed media.
 
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Each entrant is allowed only one entry.  All entries will become the property of the Martin Luther King, Jr. West Virginia Holiday Commission.  The poster must focus on this famous quotation from  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. " To Be Announced."  This must be explained in a brief attachment to the poster.
 
AWARDS AND PRIZES
There will be three monetary prizes (first, second and third) in each category:   K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
 
DEADLINES/CALENDAR OF EVENTS
November 1, 2018 is the deadline for receipt of posters by mail or in person.  Deliver or mail to:
   
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster Contest
    Martin Luther King State Holiday Commission
    Attn:  Mrs. Patricia Wilson 
    627 Wallace Hall – West Virginia University
    Institute, WV  25112-1000
 

 Previous Poster Winners
 
2018 Poster Winners                   >> Click Here to View 2018 Artwork Photos <<
 
 
 
MLK State Holiday Commission
State Capitol
Building 1, Room 9R
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305
 
Phone: 304-356-2023
Fax:     304-552-1201