The City of Eden Prairie’s Words in Action contest begins January 18 in honor of civil rights leader, author and educator Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Application forms, categories and guidelines are posted on the contest website here.
Youth, 18-years and younger, are encouraged to submit essays, poems and art, video and audio projects inspired by specific quotes from King’s speeches, books, articles and letters that speak to racial equality and social justice.
The submission deadline is Monday, Jan. 31.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8 and honored during the Eden Prairie City Council meeting. Their entries will be posted for ongoing display on the city’s social media platforms. Winners also will receive small cash awards provided by the Eden Prairie Community Foundation.
Last year’s Words in Action contest winning and finalist entries can be seen here.
Editor’s note: Writer Jeff Strate is a member of the Board of Directors of Eden Prairie Local News.