4th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Presented by UPMC

The Fourth Annual Essay Contest, presented by UPMC, provides the opportunity for regional youth to consider the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in conjunction with Women’s History Month. The 2016 theme for Women’s History Month is “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.”  Visit the Girls Coalition Website for more details!   The fight for equal rights is long from over, and whether in classrooms, boardrooms, in the media, and on the floor of congress, we need unity in order to achieve a society where every person has the opportunity to make a difference.


  • Students in grades 6-12 are eligible
  • Submissions must include, first and last name, age and grade, and school, as well as the contact name, phone, and email for one parent or guardian
  • Essay can be written (1,000 word max) or be a photo essay (minimum 10 photographs and max of 30)
  • Submit all essays by 6pm on 2/26/16 to info@girlscoalitionswpa.org
DEADLINE for submission is Friday, February 26, 2016
Email info@girlscoalitionswpa.org to submit entries or for any questions.