MLK Awards for Creative Expression

Enter: MLK Awards for Creative Expression

Record, compose, write, or create a piece of work around the theme of this year’s MLK Day Celebration, Mobilizing The Mind: Advocacy, Activism & AntiRacism. This piece may be selected/adapted from a student’s Nazareth course-based portfolio, or created specifically for the 2021 celebration. You could be awarded a $250 stipend and have a recording of your artistic piece premiered at the campus-wide Nazareth College Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, January 18, 2021. 

Who's eligible: Undergraduate and graduate students

Awards: $250 stipend in each category — music, theatre/dance, visual arts, & open

Deadline: Submit your work to the appropriate faculty or staff member (listed in each category below) no later than Monday, November 2, 2020. 

Judging: Each category will have an adjudicating committee formed by 3 Nazareth faculty and/or staff members. Adjudicating committee members should be available for advising. No faculty supervision is permitted.

Results: Award recipients will be announced on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Requirements:​ The creator of the winning submission in each category will be responsible for organizing and pre-recording the performance, presentation, or display of their new artistic creation. Departments may be able to assist in providing limited resources (i.e. faculty advising, rehearsal space, materials, etc.).

Sponsored by: Community and Belonging, the MLK Celebration Planning Committee, and the visual and performing arts departments.

Categories & Entry Details

Visual Arts

Samples of previous winning pieces

Visual Arts

    Rachel Rochelle Wyche, "Ballad of Birmingham" illustrated poem, 2017


      Jazzmyn M. Ivery-Robinson, "Product of My Ancestors," multimedia, 2017


        Allison Yanoff, "We're All One" piece for voice and piano, 2017