2021 Black History Month Writing Contest

Stronger Together: Unity in the Face of Adversity

DEADLINE: 11:59 PM CT on 22 February 2021

STRONGER TOGETHER: Unity in the Face of Adversity Writing Contest

Eligibility: This year, the BHM Writing contest is open to both currently registered (spring 2021) Wilbur Wright College students and local Chicago Public School high school students.

In honor of Black History Month, Wilbur Wright College will sponsor the 2021 Black History Month Writing Contest. 

This year, you may not only submit academic essays, but also poemsspeechesone-act plays, and creative nonfiction. There are multiple chances to win monetary prizes, which are in the form of scholarships payable to your student account, cash payments (for high school students), and multiple prizes for runners up!

The contest theme is inspired by the beliefs that we are stronger together and that unity is possible in the face of adversity. The words of Martin Luther King, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, and Toni Morrison support our theme and the inspiration.

As with all history/heritage month writing contests, entrants may be members of any racial/ethnic group(s) and should be enrolled at Wright College, this semester, or attending one of its local CPS high schools. We encourage submissions from ALL students. 

For more information, view/download the 2021 BHM Writing Contest form.  No emailed or printed entries will be accepted.

Any questions? Contact Dr. Helen Doss

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