Martin Luther King Art Contest

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MLK Contest Winners

Congratulations to all the 2019 winners.

Coloring Contest

  • 1st Place -  Rida Syed, 2nd Grade, Pointer Ridge Elementary School ($75)
  • 2nd Place - Teygan Johns, 2nd Grade, Heather Hills Elementary School ($50)
  • 3rd Place - Azaria Vaaltyn, 2nd Grade, Pointer Ridge Elementary School ($25)

Poster Contest Winners

  • 1st Place - Anna Newman, 5th Grade, Heather Hills Elementary School ($100)
  • 2nd Place - Joseph Harrison, IV, 4th Grade, St. Pius the Tenth Regional School ($75)
  • 3rd Place - Gavin Miles, 5th Grade, Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School ($50)

Video Contest Winners

  • 1st Place - Jocelyn Gross, 7th Grade, St. Anne's Episcopal School ($150)
  • 2nd Place - Chizaram Ugboh, 12th Grade, Bowie High School ($125)
  • 3rd Place - Naimah Edward, 6th Grade, Benjamin Tasker Middle School ($100)

"Living the MLK Legacy" - 2019 Art Contest

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Thanks to the more than 300 students who participated in the 2019 Martin Luther King Art Contest organized by the City of Bowie Diversity Committee. Almost 50 finalists were selected across three categories. Their work will be featured as part of the City's annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, January 19, 2010 at City Hall.

The program will be rebroadcast on the City of Bowie Government channel (Verizon 10/Comcast 71) on Thursday and Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. (through the month of February).

2019 Art Contest finalists

View slide show of finalists' art work


Contest Details

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. 

The contest divides the participating grades into three groups.

  • Coloring

    Grades K-2 enter a coloring contest.
    Coloring entry form

  • Poster

    Grades 3-5 create a poster illustrating how Dr. King worked, and how others are still working to ensure that all people are treated fairly, 
    Poster entry form

  • Video

    - Grades 6-12 honor the life and work of the Civil Rights leader by creating a short 60-90 second video that depicts the contest theme for the year. 
    Video entry form

                                                        The theme for the 2019 contest is "Living the MLK Legacy".

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* Eligible Schools 

Students who live within the municipal limits of Bowie or who attend one of 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