MLK Week Essay Contest

Northwest One Library

MLK Week Essay Contest

MLK Jr.Explore the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and participate in our essay contest! The contest is open to all teens ages 12 - 19. Teens must have a DC Public Library card to submit an entry.

In 250-500 words, reflect on how you see the work and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. expressed in your community today.

The winner will receive a special prize, and Northwest One Library will publish the winning essay on the library website. 

Please email submissions to or hand them in to Ms. Bobbie @ Northwest One Neighborhood Library.  

The deadline for entries is 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 14. One entry per teen.