Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2015

Essay / Creative Writing Contest
Civil Rights: Is the Struggle Over?
Deadline for submissions: January 9, 2015 at 10 a.m. – Extended to January 15, 2015 at 11 a.m.

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we are turning our attention to the theme of civil rights. As we commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Dr. King’s campaign of nonviolent protest to change the world, we consider the progress we have made so far, and how the world has changed as a result.

What do you see as Dr. King’s legacy? How has Dr. King’s legacy impacted your life or the lives of people you know? Which of his goals for America do you feel we still need to strive toward, if any? In a work of creative writing or a nonfiction essay, share your story.

Student prizes: First Place – $75.00
Second Place – $50.00
Third Place – $25.00
Winners will also be considered for inclusion in the 2015 issue of Renaissance, the Wayne Community College literary magazine.

Deadline: January 9, 2015 at 10 a.m. – Extended to January 15, 2015 at 11 a.m.
Word limit: 500 words or less
Citations: All sources used in this essay, other than personal experience, must be cited using in-text citations, with a properly-formatted MLA Works Cited page attached. Failure to include documentation constitutes plagiarism.
Contestants must submit their entries through the online submission form below .
Do not include your name on the essay/fictional work.

Student Contest is open to all curriculum, continuing education, WEMCHS, adult high school, GED, ESL, and dual-enrolled high school students. Faculty/Staff Contest is open to all faculty and staff of Wayne Community College.

Questions about the essay / creative writing contest may be forwarded to the Global Education / Cultural Diversity Committee in care of Ashley Merrill.