Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Scholarship Committee of Cleveland, Ohio

Contest for Grades 1-12

Dear Student:

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Scholarship Committee of Cleveland, Ohio, is sponsoring a contest as part of a community activity celebrating the life, work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You are invited to create a birthday card for Dr. King using the title “Happy Birthday Dr. King!”

The contest winners will receive three complimentary tickets to the Seventh Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Celebration, which is scheduled for Monday, January 15, 2007. During the Celebration, the winners will be introduced to the Community, and each student will receive a trophy, a $500.00 scholarship and other prizes.

We hope that you will join us in this activity as we prepare to observe the National Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday and celebrate the 78th anniversary of Dr. King’s birth. Thank-you!
Sincerely, MLK Holiday Scholarship Committee

WHAT: A Birthday Card in honor of the 78th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.TITLE “Happy Birthday Dr. King!” SIZE 8 ½ x 11 inches total The card may be folded

DIRECTIONS: First and last names – printed on the back of the card Grade and full name of your school – printed on the back of the card Size – See above Title – See above Card must incorporate color

ENTRY FORM: An entry form must be enclosed with the birthday card. Please complete ALL information.

DEADLINE: All birthday cards and entry forms must be postmarked no later than Friday, November 17, 2006

JUDGING: Judging will be based on attractiveness, creativity, originality, relevant, accurate and clear graphics, correct grammar, directions observed and followed (see Rubrics). The decision of the judges is final.

EXCLUDED FROM CONSIDERATION: Lined paper, ClickArt® (or similarly computer generated cards), oversized entries, anonymous entries, cards created by more than one student, cards without entry forms, cards with entry forms glued or taped to the card, cards with words, phrases and/or images that are vulgar or disrespectful.

Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

TOWER CITY CENTER: Students whose entries are not among the 12 winners, but are excellent will have the opportunity for their cards to be on display at Tower City Center in Downtown Cleveland.POSTAGE Please be sure to use enough postage for first class mail. The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail with insufficient postage.

***PLEASE NOTE - Cards will not be returned.

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