Second Annual MIT Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspired Art and Performance Contest

Are you inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr or other civil rights leaders such as Ghandhi, Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chavez and Harvey Milk?

Express yourself by entering your visual art (painting, photography, sculpture, video), performance art (music, song, spoken word, dance, theater) or literary work (poetry, short story, speech, play) to win cash prizes up to $250.00 each!

This contest is open to all MIT Undergraduates and Graduate Students! Open to Wellesley students who are cross registered at MIT this semester.

Your entry should be related to or inspired by any of the ideals of Dr. King and/or other civil rights leaders in the past or current human rights activists in the US and the World. These ideals include freedom, justice, peace, equality, civil rights, human rights and/or social justice.

Deadline to submit your entry: Monday, May 5

NEW Contest/performance date Thursday, May 8

The contest event and performances will be held Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 pm in MIT Student Center Room 407

The visual art will be displayed and there will be dinner for all attending. Performances will begin at 7:30 pm. Following the performances we will continue with the reception and judges will award the prizes.

Your entry can be from a class assignment, a re-creation of your MLK class installation or project, a performance piece from one of your culture, dance or singing groups - pretty much anything goes. If you're not sure what qualifies please feel free to send an email.

Here is your chance to show off your creativity and artistic skills to the MIT community, have fun and win money!

Deadline to submit your proposal: Monday, May 5

Go to the Entry form

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