The Detroit Branch NAACP ACT-SO and Art & Essay Contest have begun.
ACT-SO APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, MARCH 11
The Detroit Branch NAACP ACT-SO Competition gives high school students an opportunity to pick from 26 categories to compete for a chance to win a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Medal and cash prizes. The Gold Medal winners qualify to compete in the NAACP National ACT-SO Competition which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada July 17-20, 2014. The deadline for the application is Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Once students submit their application they receive criteria regarding the areas they selected to compete in and instructions for the day of competition. The competition date is Saturday, March 15, 2014.
The Art & Essay contest gives students in elementary, middle and high school the opportunity to explain, “What the Civil Rights Struggle Means to Me.” Students may submit either an art entry, essay entry or both. The contest is done in partnership with Coca-Cola and Detroit Public Schools. Students are competing for an opportunity to win cash prizes, and for their winning entries to be displayed during the Detroit Branch NAACP’s 59th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner. The deadline for the contest is Friday, March 21, 2014.