Nominations Sought for MLK Awards

MLK Literary Contest

2013 Martin Luther King Literary Contest Winners Joeseph Lambert, Mia Walker and James Stowe

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee is seeking nominations for the Humanitarian Award and the Children of the Dream Awards to be presented at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Jan. 20, 2014. All winners and honorable mentions will be acknowledged during the ceremony to be held at The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Nominations must be received by Dec. 6. This year’s theme is “Honoring the Legacy: Celebrate, Serve, Remember.”

Humanitarian Award applications must provide a short narrative explaining the nominee’s contributions to Montgomery County residents, including:

  • The community-based or civic activities for which the nominee is being recognized;
  • Whether or not the nominee is paid for the activities listed above;
  • The specific period of time the nominee has been involved in these activities; and
  • Other contributions of a humanitarian nature made by the person to the community.

Children of the Dream Awards will be presented to one male and one female student in grades 9 to 12, or a group or club, which demonstrates outstanding character and community/school involvement. Volunteer activities may include a single significant project or an on-going effort and must be above and beyond routine class work or school or community projects.

Montgomery County, the city of Gaithersburg, the city of Takoma Park and the Town of Garrett Park are co-sponsors of the celebration.

For more information or to request a nomination form, contact James Stowe, director of the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, at 240.777.8450.

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