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Submit your work for the Martin Luther King Jr. Reflection Competition

This year, the Martin Luther King Jr. Reflection Competition seeks poetry, short stories, art, photography and video responses as well as essays. The contest is open to staff, students and faculty/administrators from Case Western Reserve University and Cuyahoga Community College.

First and second place winners for staff, students and faculty/administrators will be chosen from “written” and “non-written” expression categories. The awarding of honorable mentions will be at the discretion of the judges.

Winners will be invited to read from and discuss their work at the reception and celebration at Kelvin Smith Library Friday, Feb. 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. The reception and celebration are open to the community.

Winners will receive:

  • First place: $300 and a copy of one of King’s books
  • Second place: $50 gift certificate

The competition closes Feb. 1 at noon. Send submissions to

For detailed guidelines about submissions for each category and prompts, visit

In addition, students, staff and faculty/administrators from both campuses are needed as volunteers to judge and set up displays and chairs for the reception.

Those interested in volunteering should email by Jan. 15.

Contact Lisa Nielson, Anisfield-Wolf SAGES Fellow, at with questions.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Reflection Competition and celebration are sponsored by Cleveland Humanities Collaborative, Voices from the Village, Kelvin Smith Library, and the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity, with support by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.