The Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission, part of the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment, is seeking nominations for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship Award, along with essays and artwork for the esteemed King Award.
The theme for the essays and artwork is “Moving Beyond The Dream To Brighten The Future.” The contest is open to kindergarten to 12th-grade students who may submit an essay or two-dimensional artwork that reflects a student’s most inspired King moment or speech.
The citizenship award is given to an individual who embodies the spirit and energy of the late civil rights leader. The criteria for nominees include persons who have demonstrated leadership and achievement toward the principles of racial equality, interracial harmony, economic justice, participation in Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observances and dedication to King’s dream.
All winners will be recognized at the Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Celebration in Frankfort on Jan. 17, 2013. For information and guidelines on all awards, please visit www.ome.ky.gov. Artwork, essays and citizenship award nominations must be submitted by Nov. 17. All entries must be properly labeled and addressed to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards, 700 Capital Ave., Suite 138, Frankfort, Ky. 40601.