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38th Annual MLK Celebration - Theme, Essay, and Poster Contest

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Committee would like to invite all students to participate in the 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Celebration.  Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the celebration will take place differently this year.  The plans will be announced once they are finalized.  However, the student contests are an important part of the celebration and prizes will be awarded for the various categories as in previous years. 

Students in grades 4 – 12 are asked to help us select a theme.
Students in grades 1-5 are invited to enter the poster contest.
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to enter the essay contest.

The theme and the winners will be announced on Friday, December 4, 2020 along with the guidelines and procedures for the poster and essay contests. The deadline for the poster and essay contests is Tuesday, January 5, 2021.


Theme Contest Guidelines

The theme should not exceed ten (10) words and should focus on the life and philosophy of Dr. King. 

Submit Theme Entries on or before Monday, November 30, 2020
Email: Dr. Sandra Nethels at snethels@effingham.k12.ga.us
     or
Mail To:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Committee
Attn: Education Committee
P.O. Box 222
Guyton, GA 31312

The entry form for the submission of the themes may be written on regular notebook paper, but must include the following:

  • Theme
  • Child’s Name
  • Teacher’s Name
  • School’s Name and Grade
  • Parent(s) or Guardian(s) Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address