“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered powerful speeches and wrote compelling letters and essays,” states a December 28, City of Eden Prairie news release. “His words continue to be quoted decades later as guideposts for racial equality and social justice.”
To enable Eden Prairie youth to share their thoughts about the great Civil Rights leader, author and preacher, the City of Eden Prairie is sponsoring the Words in Action contest.
Participants 18 years of age and younger are invited to select a Martin Luther King, Jr. quote and express what it means to them through art, writing or audio/video.
“Youth are tasked with presenting what actions they can take individually or we can take as a community to not just remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but to carry his legacy of racial justice forward,” states the news release.
Entry form and deadline
The contest has a January 10, 2021 deadline. More information and the entry form can be found on the City of Eden Prairie website.
Media exposure and cash awards for winners
“Winners and finalists will be featured on the City’s social media platforms on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Up to four winners will be recognized at the Jan. 19, 2021, City Council meeting. Winners each receive $50 and finalists receive $20 each. Cash prizes are made possible by the generous support of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation.
Note: The Eden Prairie Community Foundation (EPCF) serves as the fiscal agent of Eden Prairie Local News (EPLN). However, EPLN operates as an independent non-profit media organization and its editorial decisions are its own.