January 18-21,  2019. Advancing The Dream.
“Everybody can be great… Because anybody can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2017 MLK Advancing the Dream Art Competition

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Enter the 2017 MLK Advancing the Dream Art Competition!

You could win a $500, $750 or $1,000 scholarship.

The 2017 MLK Art Contest is open to junior high and high school students attending Arlington schools or residing within the Arlington city limits. The winning design will appear on T-shirts, posters, fliers and programs associated with the Arlington MLK Celebration.

First Place – $1,000 Scholarship
Second Place – $750 Scholarship
Third Place – $500 Scholarship


This Year’s Theme is “Advancing the Dream: A Nation of Freedom and
Justice (What can be done today to make Dr. King’s
dream of freedom and justice a reality in our community?)”

How To Enter

Please mail all entries to:
A.I.S.D. Art Coordinator
1200 W. Arkansas Ln.
Arlington, TX 76013

  • Designs are to be original drawings and may include original computer graphics.
  • Artwork can be submitted as a full color rendering or a black and white version.
  • All submissions must be on 8.5 x 11-inch art paper and mounted.
  • Entries will be judged in December.


Winners will be formally recognized at the Arlington Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing the Dream Awards Banquet on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, and throughout the four-day celebration weekend. For more information about the MLK Art Competition 2016,  contact Linh Nguyen at 682-867-7693 or Lnguyen@AISD.net.