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MLK Student Community Challenge

What do you want your community to look like? How should your community feel to you and other residents?

Dr. King spoke powerfully about building community and envisioning a better future for all.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Strength to Love, 1963

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Letter from the Birmingham Jail, 1963

He believed BRAVERY and TOGETHERNESS would accomplish JUSTICE.

The Challenge

Envision a future Farmington/Farmington Hills that reflect the theme of bravery, togetherness, or justice. Design your future community in a poster, 3D model/diorama, poem, painting, or sculpture. This is your chance to be heard and win a prize! 

The Challenge is for students in Grades 6-12 to use your curiosity and critical thinking skills to reflect on how you want your community to be in the future. To be eligible for the Challenge, the student must live in Farmington or Farmington Hills. 

Entries will be evaluated by a panel of civic leaders from Farmington and Farmington Hills. All entries submitted to the Challenge will be judged on content, execution and creativity relating to the themes of bravery, togetherness, and justice and what those themes are reflected in the Farmington/Farmington Hills communities.

Prizes

Entries will be evaluated by a panel of civic leaders from Farmington and Farmington Hills. All entries submitted to the Challenge will be judged on content, execution and creativity relating to the themes of bravery, togetherness, and justice and what those themes are reflected in the Farmington/Farmington Hills communities.

Two winners will be selected in each category: Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12.  

The winning entries will be published and promoted on Farmington Community Library’s website and social media channels. Winners in the Grades 9-12 category will also receive a One Hundred and Fifty ($150) dollar Visa gift card. Winners in the Grades 6-8 category will receive a One Hundred ($100) dollar Target gift card. FCL reserves the right to substitute any prize for a prize of equal or greater value, at the sole discretion of FCL. Prizes are not redeemable for cash, non-transferable, and non-substitutable, except at FCL’s sole discretion.*

Submissions & Award Ceremony

Submission pieces, along with an entry form, must be delivered to the Farmington Community Library’s Farmington Hills location (32737 W. 12 Mile Rd.) by 5pm on Sunday, January 8 to be eligible for the challenge. The entry form will be emailed to you once you have registered.

Students will also be expected to attend the Student Community Challenge Showcase & Award Ceremony on January 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Library’s Farmington Hills location.

*FCL reserves the right to substitute any prize for a prize of equal or greater value, at the sole discretion of FCL. Prizes are not redeemable for cash, non-transferable, and non-substitutable, except at FCL’s sole discretion.

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