Black History Month annual essay and art contest

The annual essay and art contest is excepting entries until 2/28 - this year's theme is black resistance.
Published: Feb. 15, 2023 at 4:36 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - To honor Black History Month this February, the Fairbanks North Star School District (FNSBSD) and NAACP have partnered up for the annual essay and art contest.

This year’s theme is titled, Black Resistance.

This contest has been around for more than twenty years and is available for school aged children to participate and learn about American history. Each age group can participate in different ways from coloring pictures to creating a video, poster, or writing an essay.

The instructions for the contest are as follows:

For Kindergarten through 3rd grade, students can download the coloring pages and color three pictures that relate to the theme.

For 4th through 6th grade, students can interpret the theme with their own original artwork (poster, video presentation, dance, painting, drawing, etc.).

For 7th through 12th grade, students can interpret the theme with their own original work OR submit a typewritten, essay on the theme; 150 words for 7th and 8th graders, 250 words for 9th through 12th graders.

Students can submit entries through their teachers, or through the FNSBSD EEO Office at 520 5th Avenue, or at the UAF CTC Learning Center, Room 120 at 604 Barnette Street.

The deadline for entries is February 28.

Prizes will be awarded in March for First, Second, and Third place.

Drawing materials and essay prompts, along with other resources and a book list to help children find Black history-makers can be found here.