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2020 MLK Essay Contest Winners
Pictured above are the 2020 Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 MLK Essay Contest Winners!

To read the winning essays, click here.

7th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Sacramento Region Essay Contest

Essays will be judged on creativity, clarity, content, coherence and adherence to theme. Essays must be in your own words.  The winners will receive a prize and be recognized as part of the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event on January 25, 2020 in the University Ballroom at Sacramento State University.

The essay contest is open to youth (Middle and High School students) who live in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, and Sutter Counties.

The 2020 MLK Essay Contest Question
In 1957, Dr. King said to an audience in Montgomery, Alabama “Life’s most persistent and urgent question: What are you doing for others?“ In your essay, please tell us what you are doing for others and why you believe what you are doing is important.

Prizes will be awarded in the Middle School and High School Divisions.
1st Place Winner – $250 | 2nd Place Winner – $150 | 3rd Place Winner – $100

2020 Essay Contest is Closed
Submit essays by Wednesday, December 20, 2019 at 5 pm – No Late Entries Will Be Accepted.  

Thank you to our Essay Contest Sponsors



Past Essay Contest Winners

2019 MLK Essay Contest Winners
2018 MLK Essay Contest Winners