Poetry submissions should reflect upon how Dr. King’s words of kindness, acceptance, and compassion continue to shape our thoughts and actions in the face of injustice and inequality. We urge our youth to be alert to, engage with, and evaluate what they see around them. Just like Dr. King’s words “I have a dream” continues to inspire countless people, we believe that your words can inspire the people around you too.
Optional Writing Prompts
Winners, Ceremony, & Prizes
- What does it mean to stand up for what you believe in?
- How does kindness and acceptance shape our community for the better?
- “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
On Monday, January 17, 2022, winners will read their pieces and be awarded during our Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration at 10:00 AM at the Charles F. Dodge City Center Plaza.
One winner will be selected from each grade level category and receive a $50 Visa Gift Card:
- Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
- 3rd - 5th Grade
- 6th - 8th Grade
- 9th - 12th Grade