Project on Racism Contest

The YWCA Wheeling is proud to announce the continuation of our Project on Racism Contest, formerly known as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest. The event consists of an essay contest, a music/song contest, & a Five Minute Film contest. 

The Project on Racism Contest still honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., while encouraging students’ creativity through essay writing, musical expression, and film. The YWCA Wheeling is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We believe that due to the current adjustments that had to be made with schools and school systems during the pandemic, this contest should be able to fit into curriculums quite nicely.

Attached is a packet explaining more in detail.

 The 2022 Project on Racism Contest will be based on the following quote from Dr. King

 The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important. -Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

 Students are invited to submit their entries on or before November 15th, 2021.  The winning entries will be recognized by the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) and the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission, if gathering is permitted and able to be done safely. We hope you will consider incorporating our contest into your fall projects & curriculum. Thank you in advance for your participation, patience, and consideration.

Should you have any questions, please contact the program director:

Ron Scott Jr. |  Program Director

Cultural Diversity Community Outreach

T 304.232.0511  F 304.232.0513