Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest opens


The 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest is now open to students in grades 6 to 12.

Students are being asked to write their essays based on the following quote from Martin Luther King Jr.: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiples hate, violence multiplies violence and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.”

Students who plan to participate must do so through their school because the number of entries per school is limited.

Contest information may be found online at The online submission deadline is Feb. 28.

This program is free for Indiana Association of School Principals Department of Student Programs member schools. Nonmember schools will be charged $10 per essay.

Department membership is independent of individual administrator membership through IASP. If you are unsure if your school is a DSP member or if you have other questions, contact Chris Hammer at [email protected].

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