MLK-Inspired Art & Performance Contest

The next event will be in 2021.

Come for dinner and to enjoy the visual art and performances of MIT and Wellesley students.
All visual, literary art and performance art is inspired by the ideals of Dr. King and/or other civil rights leaders in the past or current human rights activists in the US and the World. These ideals include freedom, justice, peace, equality, civil rights, human rights and/or social justice.

Are you inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr or other civil rights leaders such as Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chavez, Fannie Lou Hamer and Harvey Milk?

Express yourself by entering

  • visual art (painting, photography, sculpture, video)
  • performance art (music, song, spoken word, dance, theater)
  • literary work (poetry, short story, speech, play)

Win cash prizes up to $250.00 each!

The contest is open to all MIT Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and Wellesley students cross registered at MIT this semester.

Your entry should be related to or inspired by any of the ideals of Dr. King and/or other civil rights leaders in the past or current human rights activists in the US and the World. These ideals include freedom, justice, peace, equality, civil rights, human rights and/or social justice.

Here is your chance to show off your creativity and artistic skills to the MIT community, have fun and win money!

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Past submissions to the Annual MLK-Inspired Art and Performance Contest

Submission to the 2nd Annual MIT Martin Luther King Inspired Art and Performance Contest (2014)

 

2017

2013: photography presentation

2013: outfit by Christina Qi ‘13

2013: Pen & ink drawing by Ruben Lozano Aguilera 'G

2013: Sculpture by Izunna Okonkwo '16