November 22, 1999
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest
The King County Civil Rights Commission is sponsoring a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Essay Contest, open to all eighth grade students attending public schools in King County.
The purpose of the essay is to encourage middle and junior high school students to think critically about Dr. King's legacy of peace and justice. The essay theme is: "Dr. King's Work: What My Generation Can Do to Complete It in the New Millennium." The rules are:
First prize is $100, second prize is $75, third prize is $50. All essays must be submitted by December 17, 1999, to: King County Civil Rights Commission; 900 Fourth Avenue, Suite 860; Seattle, WA 98164. Winners will be notified by mail. For more information, call 206-296-8610.
- The essay must be between 750 and 1,000 words and must be typed and doubled-spaced on white 8.5" by 11" paper.
- Contestants should submit the original and one copy of the essay, by regular mail.
- The name, address, home phone number, school, grade, and age of author must be submitted on a cover page, accompanying the essay. Do not place your name on any other page.
- All essays are to be in English and include a bibliography.
- All essays are to be judged on the author's knowledge of point of view, insight, clarity of expression, organization, and grammar.
- All essays submitted become the property of the Commission and may be displayed at the Commission website or in other Commission publications.