MLK Project 2013
A Creative Art Competition
The Office of Residential Life is proud to host the 4th annual MLK Project,
honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by giving students the opportunity to
share their thoughts, words, performances, and experiences related to his values
The 2013 MLK Project challenges you to construct and present a creative art
project which embodies the spirit and ideals of Martin Luther King Jr. Examples of
projects include, but are not limited to, photo essays, spoken word presentations, video
shorts, art pieces, and live performances. Students who choose a visual presentation style
will need to include an explanation of the project, as well as present the piece verbally at
the competition. Whichever form of expression you choose, you’ll have 5 to 10 minutes
to present your project to the MLK Project Competition Committee.
Students will need to sign up for the competition by completing the registration
form at http://www.sonoma.edu/reslife/mlk by February 15th, 2013. The MLK Jr.
Project showcase will be held on Monday, February 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Cooperage.
Participant submissions will be judged by the following criteria:
1. Submission reflects a respectful tone
2. Submission content and style
3. Submission follows the prompt given
4. Submission theme evokes the spirit and ideals of Dr. King
5. Total impact of submission
Art pieces will be categorized based on their presentation style and judged independently
of one another:
c. Spoken word
c. Photo Essay
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a constant advocate for social change. Perhaps best
known for his “I Have a Dream” speech and his tireless work with the Civil Rights
Movement of the 1960s, MLK Jr.’s ideals have impacted society far beyond race
relations. King’s anti-war sentiment was striking in his “Why I Oppose the War in
Vietnam” speech. King’s advocacy for worker’s rights was apparent after forming an
enormous demonstration in Memphis for striking sanitation workers who were treated
unfairly. King stood for non-violent civil disobedience, even though his tactic resulted in
multiple arrests. An ardent believer in community service, King once said, “Life's most
persistent and urgent question is: 'what are you doing for others?’”
The two first prize winners will receive a $250 WolfBucks Gift Card.
For questions about the MLK Project 2013, please contact email@example.com.