2013 Visual Arts Contest
New Jersey resident students in grades 4 through 6 are invited to participate in our efforts to keep Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy alive by entering the 2013 King Day Celebration visual arts contest. The deadline for submission is Friday, December 7, 2012. Contest winners and their families are encouraged to attend the King Day celebration on January 21, 2013, where winners will be recognized for their achievements and awarded significant prizes. The submissions of all contest participants help contribute greatly to our community’s understanding of Dr. King’s life and legacy.
The entry should creatively [e.g., in the form of a poster, flyer, or painting] convey how differences between people can be overcome and all can feel included and welcome in any environment.
Winning entries will be judged on a variety of factors including message, creativity, originality, accuracy, and inclusion of Dr. King and/or the messages for which he stood, as well as artistic ability.
Contests are open only to New Jersey resident students. Students may not use copyrighted material without proper permission.
Entries must be delivered to the Office of Human Resources, 2 New South, with completed entry form, by 4 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2012. For more information or clarification, please call Felicia Edwards at (609) 258-7801.
Each entrant may submit one entry, not smaller than 8 1/2 by 11 inches and not larger than 18 by 24 inches, using any contained form of artistic expression (such as paint, ink, pencil, yarn, etc., that remains attached to the entry). Entries that the judges deem as plagiarizing or otherwise infringing upon copyright protected material will be disqualified.
Submissions will not be returned unless self-addressed stamped envelopes are included with requests for returned materials. Submissions may also be picked up immediately following the King Day Celebration on Jan. 21, 2013.