Martin Luther King Celebration

Heritage Plaza with luminaries for MLK event

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 2020 at 11:30 am

Dr. King had a Dream Youth Writing Contest

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to re-write Dr. King's famous "I have a dream" speech in their own words in 500 or less words.  Winners will be awarded cash prizes and an opportunity to read their speech at the MLK Celebration on January 15.


Cash prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the two categories of middle school and high school. 

  • 1st - $200 and reads speech at the celebration
  • 2nd - $100
  • 3rd place - $50

Contest Rules

  • All entries must be received by January 8, 2020
  • Entries will be 500 words or less.
  • Entries must have student's name, school, and grade included.
  • Submit contest entries via email to