30th Annual Art & Essay Contest

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Thirty years ago the Detroit Branch NAACP, Coca-Cola, and the Detroit Public Schools 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 30 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.

30th Annual Detroit Branch NAACP Art & Essay Contest Deadline is Friday, January 31, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Clink the link below to download the entry packet.   Included in the entry packet are writing and art prompts.  The writing and art prompts are suggestions, students do not have to use them to compete.

30th Annual Art & Essay Packet with Prompts

Rubric — Grades 1-2

Rubric — Grades 3-5

Rubric — Grades 6-12

10 thoughts on “30th Annual Art & Essay Contest

  1. Have you announced or decided the winner of the art and essay contest ‘What the Civil Rights Struggle Means to Me’

    • Thank you David for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP. Yes, the judging of the 22nd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner Art & Eassay Contest has concluded and the winners have been notified. We hope you will visit again as we will have new updates on the 22nd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner Art & Essay Contest posted regularly.

    • Hello Monica and thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP. The winners for the 23rd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner Art & Essay Contest have already been announced. We would like to thank you for your participation and encourage you to join our Detroit NAACP Youth Council. The youth council meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 6:00P.M. The next meeting date is April 17, 2013.

    • Hello Jason and thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP. The winners for the 23rd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner Art & Essay Contest have already been announced. We would like to thank you for your participation and encourage you to join our Detroit NAACP Youth Council. The youth council meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 6:00P.M. The next meeting date is April 17, 2013.

  2. Spot on with this write-up, I absolutely think this site needs far more attention.

    I’ll probably be back again to read through more, thanks for the information!

    • Hello Terrell and thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP. We encourage you to attend our General Membership Meetings every 4th Thursday of each Month, visit our website, or contact our office at 313-871-2087 for all monthly updates. Additionally, we invite you to join us for the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr., Freedom Walk. The event will be held June 22, 2013 and we will meet at the intersection of Warren & Forest at 9:00A.M. More information can be found at http://www.freedomwalkdetroit.com.

    • Hello Jay and thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP. Yes, there will be an Art & Essay Contest this year. The information has been updated for the current contest. Please visit the events tabs of the website to view the new information.

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