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Martin Luther King Art Contest
To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and raise awareness about his accomplishments, the City of Bowie Diversity Committee sponsors an annual art contest for Bowie students. The categories of the contest differ depending on the grade of the students, but all are intended to teach students about Dr. King’s legacy. 

Finalists will be recognized on Saturday, January 17 at 10 a.m. at the City's annual tribute to Dr. King. First ($100), second ($50), and third ($25) place winners will be selected in each category. Winners will be announced in February and honored at a City Council meeting.

For more information about the 2015 contest, contact Una Cooper, Staff Liaison to the Diversity Committee at or 301-809-3032.

2015 Contest Guidelines
The contest theme for 2015 is "Champions of the Dream" and the deadline for submission of entries is Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Coloring Contest - Kindergarten through Second Grade
The contest for kindergartners through second graders consists of coloring the picture of Dr. King that can be found at the link below. Entries will be judged on the overall appearance of the work, neatness, use of color, and must have all elements of the picture colored.
Coloring Sheet/Entry Form

Poster Contest - Third through Sixth Grade
Third through sixth graders are invited to create a poster that depicts in some way the contest theme - "My Reflections on Dr. King's Dream."  The poster must be accompanied by a brief (less than 100 words) description of their poster and how it reflects the contest theme.
Poster Contest Entry Form and Flyer

Video Contest - Sixth through Twelfth Grade
Students in sixth through twelfth grade can create a short video of 90 seconds or less which presents the contestant's reflections of Dr. King's Dream. The video entry must be accompanied by a written description of no more than 150 words, that describes the video and how it depicts the contest theme.
Video Contest Flyer and Form

View slideshow from last year's Martin Luther King Program, featuring the work of contest finalists.

* Eligible Schools

Students from the following schools are eligible to participate in City of Bowie contests and programs:
  • Bowie High School
  • Tall Oaks High School
  • Benjamin Tasker Middle School
  • Samuel Ogle Middle School
  • St. Pius X Regional School
  • Grace Christian School
  • Cornerstone Christian Academy
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School (lower campus)
  • Heather Hills Elementary School
  • High Bridge Elementary School
  • Kenilworth Elementary School
  • Northview Elementary School
  • Pointer Ridge Elementary School
  • Rockledge Elementary School
  • Tulip Grove Elementary School
  • Whitehall Elementary School
  • Yorktown Elementary School
  • Chapel Forge Special Center
  • C. Elizabeth Rieg Special Center