The City of Eden Prairie is inviting Eden Prairie youth in grades K-12 to participate in a contest in honor of Black History Month, which occurs in February.
For the Words in Action contest, participants are asked to select a quote by a Black American civil rights leader and express what it means to them through art, writing, video or audio. This includes, but is not limited to, an essay, poem, painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, video art, sound art, etc.
According to the city, “Students are tasked with presenting what actions they can take individually and what we can do as a community to remember and carry forward the legacies of those who committed themselves to championing racial equity and social justice.”
Participants must reside or attend school in Eden Prairie. Contest winners will be recognized at a city council meeting, with submissions considered in K-8 and 9-12 categories. Cash prizes are supported by the Eden Prairie Community Foundation. The contest limits submissions to one per individual, with an entry deadline of Feb. 5.
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