Students in preschool through grade 12 are invited to enter the annual Martin Luther King Jr. essay and art contest by responding to a quote attributed to King. That quote: "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."

The writing portion may be an essay, poem or letter of no more than 250 words. Handwritten or typed work will be accepted. The artwork must be an original drawing, painting, print, collage or other 2-D media on 8 1/2-by-11 inch paper.

On the back of each entry include the student’s full name, grade, school, home address and telephone number. Entries must be received at the Missoulian by Thursday, Dec. 22.

Winners will receive cash prizes, be featured in the Missoulian and recognized at the annual MLK community celebration Monday, Jan. 15.

Send entries to MLK Contest, Missoulian, P.O. Box 8029, Missoula, MT 59807.

The contest is sponsored by the Missoulian, MLK Jr. Day Planning Committee and EmpowerMT. Contact Jamar Galbreath at 406-541-6891 or jamar@empowermt.org with questions.

Missoulian Staff

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