2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest

November 24, 2014

Wilmington and Clinton County students in grades 10 through 12 or students enrolled in Wilmington College or Southern State Community College North Campus are invited to enter the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest sponsored by Wilmington College.

Each student must submit a completed official entry form along with an original 500 to 1,000-word essay based on the 2015 local theme: “Beloved Community: Where are we REALLY?” The detailed essay prompt is included in the entry form/rules brochure available online: <http://libguides.wilmington.edu/king>.

Jean Mulhern, director, Wilmington College Watson Library, must receive all entries no later than Jan. 7 to be eligible for the contest. First, second, and third prizes of $50, $25, and $10, respectively, will be awarded for the top three essays at each level (high school or college) and some additional students may receive honorable mention recognition from the judges.

Prize-winners will be announced at the College/community program observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m., in WC’s Heiland Theatre.