Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art, Writing & Multimedia Contest

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The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is pleased to hold an annual statewide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Writing & Multimedia Contest.  This contest is intended to encourage students to reflect upon Dr. King’s life, philosophy, and impact on the Civil Rights movement and present day America. It is meant to challenge students to think about how civil rights and diversity affect their lives and how they can continue the work of Dr. King in their own way.

All Ohio students in grades 6-12 are invited to enter this contest and may submit one (1) entry per student.  Students may choose which type of entry they wish to submit.  All contest entries must be accompanied by a clearly written official entry form, completed in its entirety. (Submissions are not considered without a completed entry form).

 

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is excited to announce the winners of our 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Essay, and Multimedia Contest! This year's theme is "The Journey is Not Complete." 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. devoted his life to leading the advances of civil rights through inspirational words and nonviolent actions. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is known for leading the Civil Rights Movement in the United States through his dedication and devotion for equality. Through his activism and actions, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. played an important role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the United States. Dr. King’s work influenced many, including his son Martin Luther King III. On the 50th Anniversary of his father’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Martin Luther King III said, "This task is not done. The journey is not complete. We can do and must do more.”  Each participant in the contest was invited to participate by creating work that creatively responds to the following question:

What more can or will you do to continue Dr. Martin Luther King’s fight for equality and justice?

2019 Contest Winners:

Art Winners:
6th Grade Art: 
Maia Edwards - Sacred Heart of Jesus School
7th Grade Art: Ryan Brigham - River View Junior High School
8th Grade Art: Toney Kight - Lake Center Christian School
9th Grade Art: Mason Thompson - Piqua High School
10th Grade Art: Halle Leroux - Riverside High School
11th Grade Art: Erin Callahan - Archbishop McNicholas High School
12th Grade Art: Mia Miller - Hilliard Darby High School

Essay Winners:
6th Grade Essay: 
Mollie Juniewicz- Skill - Incarnation School
7th Grade Essay: Christina Badurik - Hubbard Middle School
8th Grade Essay: Elizabeth Bulanda - St. Benedict Catholic School
9th Grade Essay: Taylore Reilman - Mount Notre Dame High School
10th Grade Essay:  Spencer Stevenson - Bexley High School
11th Grade Essay: Delaney Eyanson - Van Wert High School
12th Grade Essay:  Cody Gaham - Vantage Career Center

Multimedia Winners:
Multimedia: 
Jamia Greer and Joseph Reynolds - Springfield High School
Multimedia: Anna Chahine, Avery Sandy, Anni McCabe, Juliana Schuld, and Brianna Rotunno - Mahoning County Career & Technical Center

 

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Mollie Juniewicz-Skill
Mollie Juniewicz-SkillMollie Juniewicz-Skill
Maia EdwardsMaia Edwards
Christina BadurikChristina Badurik
Christina BadurikChristina Badurik
Ryan BrighamRyan Brigham
Ryan BrighamRyan Brigham
Elizabeth BulandaElizabeth Bulanda
Elizabeth BulandaElizabeth Bulanda
Toney KightToney Kight
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Taylore ReilmanTaylore Reilman
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Mason ThompsonMason Thompson
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Spencer StevensonSpencer Stevenson
Springfield High SchoolSpringfield High School
Spencer StevensonSpencer Stevenson
Halle LerouxHalle Leroux
Halle LerouxHalle Leroux
Delaney EyansonDelaney Eyanson
Delaney EyansonDelaney Eyanson
Erin CallahanErin Callahan
Erin CallahanErin Callahan
Erin CallahanErin Callahan
Cody GahamCody Gaham
Cody GahamCody Gaham
Mia MillerMia Miller
Mia MillerMia Miller
Senate Leader Kenny YukoSenate Leader Kenny Yuko
Mahoning Co. CTCMahoning Co CTC
Leader Yuko, Elizabeth BulandaLeader Yuko, Elizabeth Bulanda
Senator Vernon SykesSenator Vernon Sykes
Sen Sykes and studentsSen Sykes and students
Senator Hearcel CraigSenator Hearcel Craig
Sen Craig and Spencer StevensonSen Craig and Spencer Stevenson
Teaching Winner Ruth EdgeTeaching Winner Ruth Edge
OCRC Director G Michael PaytonOCRC Director G Michael Payton
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