Martin Luther King Jr. Reflection Competition reception

Hear from the winners of the Martin Luther King Jr. Reflection Competition at a reception Friday, Feb. 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Kelvin Smith Library.

This year, the competition was open to different forms of expression, including poetry, short story, art and photography. Faculty, staff and students from Case Western Reserve University and Cuyahoga Community College submitted their works, showing the diversity of thought and creativity within the community.

The first place winners will receive $300 and a copy of Dr. King’s last book, Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?

Second place winners will receive a $50 gift certificate. Honorable mention recipients will have their work displayed and are invited to read and discuss their work at the reception.

Refreshments will be served.

Register online by Feb. 22.

The MLK Reflection Competition and celebration are made possible through the generous support of campus and community partners: The Cleveland Humanities Collaborative, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Voices from the Village, Cleveland Playhouse, the 2017 MLK Celebration Planning Committee, Kelvin Smith Library, The Office For Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Winners

Student category:

  • First place, written expression: Nailah Mathews, poetry, Case Western Reserve University
  • Second place, written expression: Christopher Cannon, poetry, Cuyahoga Community College, East Campus
  • Honorable mention, written expression: Fadi M. Assaf, poetry, Case Western Reserve University
  • First place, non-written expression: Ishita Gupta, photography, Case Western Reserve University
  • Honorable mention, non-written expression: Anmol Nigam, photography, Case Western Reserve University

Staff and Faculty Category:

  • First place, non-written expression: Matthew Shiffler, photography, Case Western Reserve University
  • Second place, written expression: Vincent Briley, essay, Cuyahoga Community College, Metropolitan Campus
  • Honorable mentions, written expression: Ann Marie Stock-Ghazy, essay, Case Western Reserve University, and Keisha Davenport, essay, Cuyahoga Community College