Ends on November 24, 2017

The 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards is open to all high school and college students in the Pittsburgh area.

We seek personal narratives dealing with individual experiences of racial or cultural difference or personal reflections on Dr. King’s legacy that rely on concrete detail.

Selected entries will be published, and students will be invited to read their work at Carnegie Mellon University on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 15, 2018.


Learn more about The Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards.

Cash prizes awarded:

$200 first prize; $100, second, $50, third.

Prose submissions: 2000 words maximum (double spaced)

Poetry submissions: 2 poems maximum

Each student entry should be submitted separately. Submit entries as Microsoft Word attachments (.docx preferred). If electronic submission is impossible, submit by mail to: MLK Writing Contest, English Dept., Baker Hall 259, CMU 5000 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Include:  Student’s Name / School / Age / Title of Work(s) Submitted / Category of Work(s) Submitted (prose, poetry) / Email Address / Home Address / Phone

Email questions to: jimdaniels@cmu.edu


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