Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster-Essay Contest

The VBA Diversity Section and Young Lawyers Division are co-sponsoring the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster-Essay Contest for Vermont Middle School Students, to celebrate the life and message of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Participating middle school students will create a poster and write a short essay interpreting the quote: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,” from a sermon Dr. King delivered at Wesleyan University in 1964. Awards will be presented at a statehouse ceremony around the time of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  The winning posters and essays will be put on display at the Vermont Supreme Court Building and will be published in the Vermont Bar Journal.

The deadline for submissions is December 21, 2018.  Please help us with our goal of distributing the materials to all middle school students who might be interested in participating in the contest!  Click HERE for the flyer, rules and entry form, if you would like to share the materials with any middle school students who may be interested in participating. The materials were sent to all middle school principals, so you can also check with your middle school to see if the students received the materials. Thank you for your help in publicizing the contest and helping us celebrate the message of justice and equality of the late Dr. King!

2018 Winner 5th Grader Gracie Ann Lawrence poses with Governor Phil Scott


2018 Winners on Display at the Vermont Supreme Court