UNION, NJ – Writers inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and his vision of uniting people for the good of all are invited to enter the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest, “Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere”, sponsored by the Township of Union.

Participants in the contest will be competing to win an expense-paid, day trip to the African American History Museum in Washington, D.C on Saturday, March 25. 

“We hope that through this contest, we can come together to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King while also taking a stand against the violation of people’s rights no matter their race, creed, or color,” said Township of Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas.

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Community leaders, teachers and parents are asked to encourage others to think about and write an essay or poem coinciding with the 2017 theme. Contest categories by grade, are:

  • 2nd and 3rd
  • 4th through 6th
  • 7th through 9th
  • 10th through 12th
  • Adult.

Entries will be accepted in person, via standard mail, and via the online submission form at www.uniontownship.com.

The Contest is open to Township of Union residents only. Mailed entries can be sent to: 2017 King Essay Contest, c/o Township of Union Office of Public Information, 1976 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 14. Winners will be notified by phone and email.

For full contest and prize details, visit http://www.uniontownship.com/752/MLK-Essay-Contest.

For additional information, please contact Natalie Pineiro at (908) 851-5096 or via email at publicinfo@uniontownship.com.