2013 Essay Contest Prompt Make a career of humanity
In 1958 while in Washington, DC, the Reverend Dr. King said, "Make a career of humanity, and you will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in." This quotation appears on the MLK National Memorial in that same city.
The MLK Day Essay Contest Committee, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA), invites IU Bloomington students to submit an original written or video essay that draws on their experience to respond to this question:
How do you plan to make a career of humanity?
Successful essays will answer the question, and refer specifically not only to the writer's personal experience and observations but also to the life, times, and writings of Dr. King.
Undergraduate written; undergraduate video; graduate written; graduate video (prizes may not be awarded in all categories)
1,000-1,500 words for written essays; 30-120 seconds for video essays
All IU Bloomington students (previous first-place award winners are ineligible)
Monday, November 26, 2012, 5:00 pm
All entries, written and video, require an essay and a cover sheet.
Cover sheets must include name, address, phone number, and e-mail addresses. Entrants' names should not appear in the essays. To ensure blind judging, students should not show drafts of their essays to committee members or judges.
Files: Written essays should be forwarded as Microsoft Word documents with the cover sheet at the beginning of the document to email@example.com. Video essays should be copied to CD or DVD, with a cover sheet as a separate Microsoft Word document on the same disk and delivered to DEMA, Bryan Hall 115. Please DO NOT send videos as attachments; videos sent as attachments will be disqualified. Guidelines for video contest are here.
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