Statewide MLK Oratorical Contest
The Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission, administratively supported by the Equal Opportunity Division of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, is hosting the 16th Annual Statewide MLK Oratorical Contest on April 17. The event is a culmination of regional competitions conducted across the state where students in grades Kindergarten through 12 present original essays about Dr. King's legacy. Winners of the statewide competition will present their speech at the State of Ohio's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration on January 14, 2016 in downtown Columbus. Both events are free and open to the public.
The contestants of the 2014 Statewide MLK Oratorical Contest are pictured, above, after the contest with some of the judges and some members of the Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission. The contest was held April 18, 2014, at the King Arts Complex, Complex. (Photo by Chris Kasson of the Ohio Development Services Agency.)