King Boston Essay Contest
In order to celebrate the work and legacies of Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King in contemporary contexts, King Boston
is sponsoring an essay contest for Boston students.
Students will submit 500 word essays addressing a specific idea
or set of ideas that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott
King would want us to work on in Boston today. The winners
will have their essay published on our website.
- Eligibility: any matriculated college student attending a school
in Suffolk County.
- First prize is $2000, second prize is $1500, and third prize is $1000.
- Submission deadline is Jan. 7th 2019 at 11:59pm.
- One entry (essay) per student.
- Essays should be no more than 500 words in length. Submissions that exceed this will be disqualified.
- Essays will be evaluated on the basis of coherence, intellectual creativity, political impact, practicality and connection to the theme of economic justice.
- Winning essays will go beyond platitudes and wrestle with Kings unfinished work as an advocate for economic justice for all people. Highlighting his work as the "profound advocate of the social gospel"
- All essays must be the original work of the student whose name is listed on the submission.
- Essays will be reviewed by a panel of teachers, writers, journalists, community leads and business professionals.
- The decisions of the judges are final. Submission indicates acceptance of all contest rules.