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Submit Artwork for the Black History Month Poster Contest

Black History Month Poster Contest

Theme: Inspirational African Americans that Made a Positive Impact on America

Directions: Students should create a poster that creatively and visually honors an African American, living or deceased, that has made a positive impact on the African American community or the United States as a whole. This individual should be someone who has worked to create equality for all Americans, erase racism, and/or eliminate social injustice.

Possible Ideas: Poster subject matter can include: a portrait of the individual, images that represent what this individual worked tirelessly for, images that represent the individual’s struggles, etc.

 Accepted poster sizes: 11x17, 14x22, 22x28
 Accepted materials: pencil, ink, paint, markers, colored pencils
 Collage is accepted but the poster cannot be entirely collage; artistic ability must be showcased

Scoring Criteria:
 Overall poster design (execution of design principles)
 Creativity and originality
 Artistic ability (skill in chosen media)
*Entries should be submitted by Wednesday, February 23rd. The top six entries will be voted on by the school community. Voting will take place after the deadline and the winner will be announced on Friday, February 25th. The winning poster may be featured on a GK Mardi Gras cup next year!