Twenty-six years ago the Detroit Branch NAACP, Coca-Cola, and the Detroit Public School district came together to allow students to portray their knowledge of civil rights history.
The Art & Essay competition is an excellent opportunity for elementary through high school students to showcase their artistic talents through various pens and brushes. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate through their talents “What The Civil Rights Struggle Means to Me.”
Over the past 26 years this partnership has distributed more than $250,000 in scholarship dollars to students in the community. Students have the opportunity to win first, second, or third place in each category. The competition traditionally begins its process in February and the winners and their artwork are showcased at the annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner.
Special Instagram Contest for High School Students.
- Students must follow the Detroit Branch NAACP on Instagram @detnaacp
- Create a photo to show, “What the Civil Rights Struggle Means to Me.”
- Post and tag the entries with the hashtag #Art/Essay2016 by March 4, 2016. Captions are optional and should not exceed 200 characters.
A special prize will be awarded to the Instagram contest winner and their winning entry will be displayed at the Detroit Branch NAACP’s 61st Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner.
2016 Art & Essay Contest Deadline is March 4, 2016.
Clink the link below to download the application packet. We have also provided writing and art prompts to help students think of ideas for their entry(ies). The writing and art prompts are suggestions, students do not have to use them to compete.