MLK Essay Contest

Pictured above are the 2019 Essay Contest Winners 

6th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all those who entered the 2019 MLK Essay contest.

The winning essays were announced at the annual celebration event on January 26, 2019.   The essay contest was created to further engage our youth with Dr. King’s legacy, his vision, and leadership that inspired a nation. Essays will be judged on creativity, clarity, content, coherence and adherence to theme.  The winners received cash prizes and were recognized as part of the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event on January 26, 2019 in the University Ballroom at Sacramento State University.

Read the 2019 Winning Essays


The 2019 MLK Essay Contest Question

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a strong supporter of mentoring others. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, who has inspired and served as a mentor to you. What have you learned from your experience?


Thank you to our Essay Contest Sponsors!

Alcalay Communications

Governors Inn Hotel

Sacramento County Office of Education