Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation
Black History Month Essay & Poster Contest 2017
Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF) is very excited to announce that we are sponsoring a Black History Month Essay Contest. This contest will challenge the students and help teach them about significant contributions that African Americans from Maryland have made in shaping the United States today.
The divisions are as follows: High School (HS) Middle School (MS) Upper Elem. 4 – 5 (UE) Lower Elem. K – 3 (LE) (Poster Contest)
The theme of the contest is: A recognition of the role of African American Marylanders in shaping the United States today. The deadline for submission is February 16, 2017 to your student’s Language Arts Teacher. CLF will have 3 winners from each division who will receive a $50 gift card. Student winners and their parents will be invited to a reception hosted by CLF on February 28, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm. One honorary mention will be asked to read their essay or present their poster submission at the reception. Refreshments will be served and special guests, including students’ teachers, school principals, and board members, will be in attendance.
Poster (Grades K-3): A recognition of the role of African American Marylanders in shaping the United States today.
Scoring Rubric :
• Poster should be 18×14 inches
• Illustrates a significant African American from Maryland • Illustrates the contribution
• Colorful and creative
• Poster should have a caption of at least three sentences, but no more than 10 to include who, what, and how the person contributed to shaping history.
Transfer of Rights: Each applicant and his/her parent or guardian must agree to give all rights to the submitted artwork, including copyright, to the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation. This transfer of rights will allow CLF, at a minimum, to reproduce, distribute, and display your artwork. The winner’s submission may be duplicated in various mediums and used to promote Black History Month. This means that when you submit your artwork to participate in this contest, your artwork will become the property of CLF and will not be returned.