Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest

Arlington Public Schools students were invited to take part in the annual “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest.”

This year’s Literary and Visual Arts Contest was an opportunity for students to explore what Dr. King spoke about in his “I Have a Dream” speech and relate it to a dream for your community.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about his dream for what the world should be like. His dream was to have a fair and peaceful world where everyone is equal to one another. On August 28, 1963, Dr. King shared his dream in the famous “I Have a Dream” speech. In his speech Dr. King pleads with his audience to fight violence and hatred with peace and love. This speech was given at the Lincoln Memorial and heard by millions around the world.


Prompt: Literary Arts
Describe in writing why is peace important to you?


Prompt: Visual Arts
Describe through visual arts how you can communicate peace.   

View the list of 2020 contest winners.

Students will be recognized by the Superintendent and members of the School Board on Thu, Jan 23 at 7 p.m., at the beginning of the School Board meeting.

2020 APS Literary & Visual Arts Contest