Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Poster & Essay Contest

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Poster

In celebration of Dr. King’s birthday, the Brookings Human Rights Commission sponsors a poster contest for elementary students and an essay contest for middle school and high school students to help students reflect on Dr. King’s ideas and their impact on the community. This year’s theme for the Essay & Poster Contest is "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

Mayor Keith Corbett will present the winners with their awards at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. All entries will be displayed on the City’s website with the winning poster entries will also be displayed on the City’s Government Channel (Swiftel and Mediacom Channel 9).

All contest entries are due January 10, 2020.

Essay Contest Information (PDF)

Poster Contest Information (PDF)

Entry Form (PDF)

2020 Award Winners

2020 Press Release (PDF)

Poster - Grade 4 

Poster - Grade 5  

 Essay - Middle School 

Essay - High School