Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Poster & Essay Contest

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Poster

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Brookings Human Rights Commission sponsors  annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day poster and essay contest for all Brookings school students and participants from Advance.  Dr. King was a supporter of human rights and freedoms for all citizens.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be celebrated on January 17, 2022.  These contests are designed for students to reflect on Dr. King’s ideas and the effect on our community through their contest entry.

The theme of this year's contest is "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." 

All contest entries are due January 7, 2022.

Poster Contest Information (PDF)

Poster Entry Form (PDF)

Poster Rubric

Essay Contest Information (PDF)

Essay Rubric

Award Winners


2022 Winners Press Release (PDF)

Poster - Grades K-1

Poster - Grade 2

Poster - Advance

Essay - Middle School 

Watch Awards Presentation 2022


2021 Winners Press Release (PDF)

Essay - Middle School 

Essay - High School

Watch Awards Presentation 2021


2020 Winners Press Release (PDF)

Poster - Grade 4

Poster - Grade 5  

Essay - Middle School 

Essay - High School