Dr Martin Luther King Jr Remembrance

To honor Dr King, and his legacy, the Golden Valley Human Rights Commission (HRC) hosts an annual MLK Day Human Rights Contest.

MLK Human Rights Contest

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - Dr Martin Luther King Jr

The MLK Human Rights Contest is open to students in grades K–12 who live in Golden Valley, attend a school in Golden Valley, or attend a Robbinsdale Area District or Hopkins District school.

Winners will receive a cash prize.

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2021 Theme: Allyship

Students are asked to creatively respond to the following question:

  1. What does it mean to be a good ally in the world today?


Students may enter any creative submission, including, but not limited to: artwork, poetry, videos, songs, raps, or essays. Audio or video entries can be submitted through YouTube or other multi-media platforms. Submissions will be judged on inspiration, clarity, creativity, and content applicable to the theme. Entries must include:

  • students name, address, phone/email, and grade level
  • parent name, phone/email
  • school name and teacher contact information

Submissions can be mailed or dropped off to HRC Staff Liaison Kirsten Santelices at 7800 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55427 or via email at ksantelices@goldenvalleymn.gov.

Deadline: Tue, Dec 1, 2020, 4 pm

Winners Announced: Dec 10, 2020

Contest Winners