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Youth Essay and Art Contest

Share Your Civil Rights Story

Write an essay, poem, or create an art piece on how current events around civil rights impact your interactions with your community and neighbors. How do those interactions make you feel? Students of color strongly encouraged to apply.

Download: Youth Essay and Art Contest Flyer

Contest Winners Receive:

  • 2 tickets to Civic Boot Camp: Civil Rights, Then & Now (Oct. 5 or Oct. 19)
  • A feature in Seattle CityClub’s blog and newsletter
  • An opportunity to meet community organizer Nikkita Oliver
  • An opportunity to share their story at Civic Boot Camp: Civil Rights, Then & Now

Contest Details:

  • To be eligible to win, you must be currently enrolled in a Seattle-area high school
  • Essay length up to 1,000 words; submit as a PDF or Word document
  • Poem length up to 500 words; submit as a PDF or Word document
  • Art piece entries must be submitted as a PDF or JPEG (scanned or picture; 1,200 x 1,200 pixels min.)
  • Deadline for entries September 14, 2018
  • Winners will be announced September 19, 2018
  • Submit entries to Office Coordinator Shari Shepard at sshepard@seattlecityclub.org
  • Please include your full name, school of attendance, and age in your submission email