EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio - Area schools are invited to have their students enter the Martin Luther King/Coretta Scott King essay and illustration contest sponsored by Kent State University East Liverpool Campus Diversity Committee, English Department and dean and the East Liverpool-Wellsville NAACP.
Those entering the contest should read a book that has won the American Library Association's Coretta Scott King Award and write an essay or create an artwork describing what the book, the struggle for equality and justice in America and the legacy of those who have worked for equality means to them. Those participating are encouraged to think about what is still needed to gain equity.
The essay should be at least five pages if handwritten or three pages typed, double-spaced, 1-inch margins and a 12-point font. An essay should include the name, grade, school, author's name and the book title on the first page of the essay. An artwork should have the name, grade, teacher, school, author and book title on the back.
Categories will include elementary, middle and high school. Entries must be sent to the campus, marked Attention: Patti Swartz, Kent State University East Liverpool Campus, 400 E. Fourth St., East Liverpool, OH 43920. Entries must be submitted by Jan. 16.
Prizes will be $50, $35 and $25 bookstore gift cards for first, second and third place in each category. Winners will be announced at the Martin Luther King Celebration Jan. 21 in East Liverpool.
For information, contact Swartz at (330) 397-5749 or pswartz@ kent.edu.