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MLK Art & Essay Contest

To commemorate the life, work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., University of Idaho undergraduates, graduates and professional students enrolled for the spring semester are invited to write an essay or create an artistic piece in the medium of their choice in response to a prompt about equality and social, racial and ethnic justice.

Fifth Annual MLK Art and Essay Contest Winners

"If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Undergraduate Writing

  • 1st prize:  Izaiah Dolezal for his essay "Building a Resilient Community: from 'Me' to 'We'"
  • Honorable Mention: Emily Wesseling for her poem "Somewhere"
  • Honorable Mention: Ayomipo Kayode-Popoola for her poem "Color of My Soul"

Graduate Writing

  • 1st Prize:  Courtney Cooper for her essay "The Value of Relationship in Resilient Water Futures"
  • Honorable Mention:  Alex Sosa for his essay "Together We are Bound, Together We Are Resilient"

Art

  • 1st Prize:  Megan Cosdon for her piece "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
  • Honorable Mention: Alayne Chipman for "Fires of Opposition"
  • Honorable Mention:  Riley Hilel for "Slain by Sniper" 

2017 Winners


MLK Essay - Undergraduate

  • Cruz Rodriguez - Winner
  • Danny Bugingo - Honorable Mention

MLK Essay - Graduate

  • Alexander Sosa - Co-winner
  • Ashley McDermott - Co-winner

MLK Poem

  • Stacy Miller - Winner

MLK Art

  • Geoffrey Dasher - Co-winner
  • Keegan Lawler - Co-winner
  • Kelli Fry - Honorable Mention

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