HRC’s Martin Luther King Human Rights Contest Now Open To All Grade Levels

To bring the conversation of human rights to a younger audience, the Golden Valley Human Rights Commission has expanded its annual Martin Luther King Human Rights Contest to accept submissions from all grade levels, K–12. The deadline to enter is Dec 1, 2020 and winners will be announced Dec 10, 2020. K–5 and 6–12 winners will receive a cash prize.

This year’s theme is “Allyship,” and students are asked to build on Dr King’s passion and leadership to answer 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

The contest is open to K–12 students who live in Golden Valley, attend a school in Golden Valley, or attend a Robbinsdale Area District or Hopkins District school.

Submissions are due by Dec 1, 2020 4 pm and can be submitted to HRC Staff Liaison Kirsten Santelices at 7800 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55427 or via email at

For more information, visit the Human Rights Contest page on the City website or contact HRC Staff Liaison Kirsten Santelices at 763-593-3989.

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