GCA students in Kindergarten through 11th grade may participate in the contest by writing a short, poetic Message of Peace about Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King or the special meaning of the World Peace Rose Garden.
ENTRIES ARE DUE: Tuesday, February 28th
Designated judges will pick the Top 8 messages and submit them on the school’s behalf.
Judges from International World Peace Rose Gardens and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta, Georgia, will pick the top winner(s) from the finalists.
The winner(s) will be announced on April 14, 2023. The runners-up will receive an Honorable Mention certificate.
The winning message(s) will be engraved on a plaque and placed in the World Peace Rose Gardens at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park for one year from the unveiling ceremony date.
Winning students will be invited to attend a celebration at the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church to read their poems and unveil their plaques in the World Peace Rose Garden on May 11, 2023. Their attendance is mandatory.
Awards will be presented at your school, prior to the May 11th event. The Winner and Honorable Mention students will receive t-shirts and certificates and each school will receive a Certificate of Participation.
Entry form and more information: Inspirational Messages of Peace Contest