Twenty-five 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 25 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.
This year there is a special contest to celebrate 25 years of Art/Essay! Middle School and High School Students can enter a special Instagram Art/Essay competition by submitting a photo or text gram entry to show “What the Civil Rights Struggle Means to Me.”
A special prize will be awarded to each Middle and High School Winner.
Students must follow the Detroit Branch NAACP on Instagram @detnaacp and submit the entries starting March 6 until March 20.
2015 Art & Essay Contest Deadline is March 20, 2015. Click the link below to download the application packet.