Martin Luther King Art Contest

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Martin Luther King Jr

2021 Contest

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and raise awareness about his accomplishments, the City of Bowie Diversity Committee sponsored an annual art contest for Bowie students. The categories of the contest differed depending on the grade of the students, but all are intended to teach students about Dr. King’s legacy. The theme for the 2021 contest was "Joining Hands for Justice". 

2021 Winners

Contest Details

There were three contest categories: 

  • Coloring Contest (K-2) - Participants had to color the attached coloring page. Each participant colored the provided picture and submit only one entry. All elements of the drawing had to be colored.

  • Poster Contest (3-5) - Participants had to create a poster illustrating how Dr. King’s impact inspired others to lift their voices for freedom. To be considered, contestants had to submit a poster, a written description of their poster, and an entry form.

  • Video Contest (6-12) - Participants had to create a video less than 90 seconds in length and had to be the student’s original footage and work. It could include photos, drawings, collages, people and more. To be considered, contestants had to submit a video entry, a typed description of the video, and an entry form. 

This year, finalists were invited to take part in a virtual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which took place on Saturday, January 16, 2021.

* Eligible Schools 

Students who live within the municipal limits of Bowie or who attend one of the following schools were eligible to participate in City of Bowie contests and programs:

Schools Eligible to Participate in City Contests and Programs
Bowie High School
Cornerstone Christian Academy
Tall Oaks School
Grace Christian School
Benjamin Tasker Middle School
Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School (lower campus )
Samuel Ogle Middle School
St. Pius X Regional School
C. Elizabeth Rieg

Chapel Forge Special Center

Heather Hills Elementary

Kenilworth Elementary

Northview Elementary School

Pointer Ridge Elementary School

Rockledge Elementary School

Yorktown Elementary School

Whitehall Elementary School