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2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Communication Contest

YWCA Delaware and Christ Church Christiana Hundred are pleased to present the
For Delaware High School Youth (grades 9th-12th)

Sunday, January 14, 2018 2:00 PM
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818 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE
 CONTEST Semi-Finals (Selection of Finalists)
Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Time TBD
The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew
719 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE

Rules & Regulations Register Starting 9/21

Purpose of the MLK Communication Contest
  • Encourage youth to reflect on the life and mission of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. within the context of their lives and the communities in which they live. To contemplate how Dr. King’s work speaks to their aspirations as well as to the needs of their communities.
  • Provide an opportunity for youth to publicly communicate their reflections based on Dr. King’s legacy.
  • Inspire youth to share with community leaders what action they might exercise in light of Dr. King’s witness.
Reasons to participate
  • Develop oratorical and presentation skills to effectively communicate ideas.
  • Enhance young people’s social awareness, academic potential, build confidence, self-esteem, & cultivate leadership skills to serve them academically and professionally in their future pursuits.
  • Cash prizes are as follows: First Prize: $1,000 to one First Place winner; $500 to one Second Place winner; & $250 to one Third Prize winner.
  • All contestants registered by December 1, 2017 are invited to attend a free workshop on presentation and oratorical skills and/or writing skills.
  • All contestants will receive a certificate of participation. 
  • Finalists have the option to receive a personalized 1 hour coaching session prior to the finals.
< <  Cash Prizes: 1st = $1,000 / 2nd = $500 / 3rd = $250  >
The contest is open to all New Castle County high school students, grades 9-12. Contestants must be sponsored by an adult willing to support and help them prepare for the contest. 

Interested students must complete online registration by December 21st.

Registration will be limited to the first 75 sponsored contestants.
For More Information:
Matthew Pillischer
YWCA Delaware
(302) 655-0039 ext. 230
Jane Rubini
Christ Church Christiana Hundred
(302) 655-3379