African American History Contests
Zeta Phi Beta & Delta Sigma Theta in conjunction with Inkster Prep is Sponsoring Our 1st Annual Black History Month Art, Essay and Poetry Contest and Celebration.
ALL Inkster Preparatory Students in grades K through 7 can participate
Essays, Art or Poetry are due to the Inkster Main Office no later than Friday, February 18, by 3 p.m.
All entries must include: students name, age, grade, school, teacher and contact number.
Winners will be formally announced and awarded their prizes at the Virtual Celebration on Monday, February 28, at 5 p.m. A link will be sent out.
For contestants: Please choose one or two of the following topics:
Essay 1: Write an essay about any African American past or present (both famous and not so famous) and why you think that he or she should receive the Nobel Peace Prize. (One winner per grade level)
Essay 2: Write an essay about any African American past or present (both famous and not so famous) and explain why you would like to grow up to be like that person. (One winner per grade level)
Essay 3: African Americans have been depicted in many wonderful nonfiction books written by African American authors. Read a Young Adult Fiction title and imagine that you are one of the African American characters in the story, how would you relate to the same difficult situation that the character faces and why. (One winner per grade level)
Poem: Write a poem about an African American person or a special event in African American history. (One winner per grade level)
Art: Create a drawing or an original piece of work about an African American person or a special event in African American History. (One winner per grade level)
All essays must be typed and have a cover page with, name, school, grade and teacher’s name
For more information contact:
IPA Main Office, 27355 Woodsfield St., Inkster, MI Phone: 313-273-3825
See scoring rubrics here (PDF) for grades 2-7. Grades K-1 will be scored on effort, work, striving, and willingness to try.
The Inkster chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta will score the competitions and issue prizes on February 28 during the African American History Month Virtual Celebrations on Zoom. Top prizes include $25 gift cards and student choices of Five and Below gifts.