Updated: Wednesday, 07 Dec 2011, 12:09 PM EST
Published : Monday, 30 Nov 2009, 2:05 PM EST
In recognition and honor of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., WAVY TV and KIDTALK are sponsoring the KIDTALK 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest. This is a way for the young people of Hampton Roads to continue to find meaning and relevance in the legacy of Dr. King.
Winners will be invited to appear on KidTalk to read from their essays and participate in the show focusing on the work of Dr. King. We invite teachers to engage their students and encourage participation in this contest.
Ending bullying with non-violence.
Bullying has unfortunately become a growing concern in our schools. Dr. King often spoke of resolving issues in a non-violent manner. What non-violent actions can be taken to resolve bullying and also exemplify the idea of living Dr. King’s legacy? Students should demonstrate familiarity with Dr. King’s work. They should understand what Dr. King valued and preached and discuss the impact of Dr. King’s dream of promoting non-violence in our communities. Well-written essays will demonstrate informed insights as well as motivational elements.
BY EMAIL: Submit essays and entry form as document attachments to Kenita Bowers@wavy.com. Include ESSAY SUBMISSION in the subject line of the email. BY MAIL: Submit essays and entry forms to ESSAY CONTEST, Attn: Kenita bowers, WAVY TV, 300 WAVY Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704.
Essays must be submitted with completed entry form and received at WAVY TV by midnight, December 30th, 2011.
*4th & 5th Graders
*6th, 7th, 8th Graders
AWARDED TO 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD PLACE IN EACH OF THE THREE CATEGORIES
All nine recipients will be featured on the January episode of KIDtalk honoring Dr. King.
ESSAYS MUST BE 500 WORDS Or LESS TYPED AND DOUBLE-SPACED OR PRINTED (HANDWRITTEN) ON STANDARD PAPER. No report covers or cover sheets. IMPORTANT! No name should appear on the front of the essay. Students should include all pertinent information on the registration form found on the kidtalk page at wavy.com. Essays will be judged on content, clarity, theme and mechanics.
By submitting, participants grant WAVY TV the right to reproduce essays for publicity purposes. For More Information on the KIDTALK 2012 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ESSAY CONTEST, contact Kenita Bowers at Kenita.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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