CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Coral Springs MLK Committee reimagined their traditional in-person exhibit art contest.
Through Friday, Dec. 11, the committee will accept entries for the inaugural virtual art contest from students K-12.
Committed to educating students about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the committee is determined to have a contest this year, albeit virtually, where students will have to creatively convey the following message to the community through their artwork:
- What does “A Brave New Dream” mean to you during these challenging times?
- What would Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream like today?
Regarding the art contest, Commissioner Simmons said, “Though this year’s art contest will be different from past years, this virtual experience will serve as a new and exciting way to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is an incredible opportunity for the members of the MLK Committee to showcase the tremendous talent of students in our city schools, while promoting the importance of the civil and economic rights of all Americans.”
A first, second, and third place winner will be selected for each grade. The winners will have their art work shared on the city’s website, social media platforms and displayed at the entrance to the Coral Springs Museum of Art from January 4 through January 19, 2021. Feel free to enjoy the exhibition in the museum while visiting is Free to the public!
The deadline to enter the contest is Friday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m., all artwork must be submitted electronically.
Visit our website for a list of guidelines and specifications, and to submit artwork for the contest.