Winners of the 2013 MLK poster/essay contest
Students in kindergarten through 12th grade participated in the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contests as part of Virginia Tech’s eighth-annual celebration honoring the late civil rights leader.
The theme of this year’s events — scheduled for Sunday through Jan. 26 — is “Commemorating the March on Washington, D.C.: Leading Social Change 50 Years Later.”
“We chose a general theme this year so that the students could use their imaginations and go in many directions when planning their posters, essays and oratorical pieces,” said Adrien DeLoach, associate director in the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, in a news release.
“We hope to encourage students to learn that King stood for addressing controversy with civility and embraced principles of civil disobedience much like Mahatma Gandhi, Henry David Thoreau, Leo Tolstoy, and Ernest Hemingway, and we did not want to limit them to only a specific theme such as the Civil Rights Movement.”
The winning posters and essays will be displayed Tuesday through Feb. 16 in the Perspective Gallery, located in Tech’s Squires Student Center. A reception will be held Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m.
For more information on Tech’s Martin Luther King Jr. events, call 231-1403 or visit www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2012/12/120412-odi-mlkevents.html.
To see all the posters, click here.
– The Burgs