Community Anti-Racism Education Initiative (C.A.R.E.)

The Dexter R. Stanton Essay and Visual Art Contest

Dr. Martin Luther King speaking at a podium

Dexter R. Stanton Dexter R. Stanton

Celebrate Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by submitting visual art, essay, or spoken word pieces inspired by his work. St Cloud and border school district students are invited to creatively express their thoughts and reflections on his legacy. Create either a visual, written, or spoken word piece that expresses your understanding of the quote and questions specific to your age group. Work exhibits at the 9th Annual MLK Everyday Community Celebration.

 

CONTEST QUOTE:
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others."

- Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 


 

Entry Deadline:
Friday,December 3, 2021,
11:59 PM

 

ENTRY:
Jot Forms is used for entry. Contact us if you need another format.

 

AWARDS:
Announced during the MLK Everyday Community Celebration the weekend of January 17,2022.

Please follow the online link based on your grade group. You can create a visual artwork, writing, or spoken word piece. Requirements for admission are based on your grade and listed in the link. A brief artist statement will help the judges understand your work and thought process.

 


 

Kindergarten-4th Grade

$25 awards

Entry Form

5th-8th Grade

$50 awards

Entry Form

High School

$75 awards

Entry Form

College

$150 awards

Entry Form

 


 

Contest Details

CONTEST QUOTE
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others." ~ Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Based on the quote, how have you, or can you serve your neighbor/classmate/friend and help heal the community? How does that action help MLK's dream come closer to reality? Create either a visual, written, or spoken word piece that expresses your understanding of the quote and questions.

 

ACCEPTABLE FILE FORMATS: Word document, PDF, JPG, Video

 

ONE ENTRY PER PERSON

 


 

JUDGING

While the quality of work is important, judging is also based on the relevance to the quote and questions, plus the artist's statement.

 

AGE-SPECIFIC GUIDES

Kindergarten-4th Grade
($25 AWARDS)

  • Visual (2D or 3D) - There are no size or dimension restrictions because it's virtual.
    NOTE: When in person, there are restrictions.
  • Writing (essay, creative, poetry)- Writing should be around 100 words.
  • Spoken Word- Video should be around 30 seconds long.

Entry Form:  https://form.jotform.com/213115973608154


5th-8th Grade
($50 AWARDS)

  • Visual (2D or 3D)- There are no size or dimension restrictions because it's virtual.
    NOTE: When in person, there are restrictions.
  • Writing (essay, creative, poetry)- Writing should be around 200 words.
  • Spoken Word- Video should be around 1 minute long.

Entry Form: https://form.jotform.com/213116402556144


High School 9th-12th Grade
($75 AWARDS)

In addition to the quote and questions under the CONTEST QUOTE section, consider the impact of that service?

  • Visual (2D or 3D)- There are no size or dimension restrictions because it's virtual.
    NOTE: When in person,there are restrictions.
  • Writing (essay, creative, poetry)- Writing should be around 600 words.
  • Spoken Word- Video should be 1-2 minutes long.

Entry Form:  https://form.jotform.com/213115649145150


College
($150 AWARDS)

In addition to the quote and questions under the CONTEST QUOTE section, consider the impact of that service?

  • Visual (2D or 3D)- There are no size or dimension restrictions because it's virtual.
    NOTE: When in person,there are restrictions.
  • Writing (essay, creative, poetry)- Writing should be around 1,000 words.
  • Spoken Word- Video should be about 2 minutes long.

Entry Form:  https://form.jotform.com/213115971923051


 

QUESTIONS:

Contact the CARE office at care@stcloudstate.edu or 320-308-2214.