The 2015 Huron Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Committee annual Art, Written Word, Performance Competition:

All work should explore the theme of the event:

"Freedom Songs"

Click below for 2015 Art Contest details:

HVMLKDay Artist Contest 2015

Deadline for submissions is Jan 9, 2015.

Participants can compose an original freedom song to be performed at the conclusion of the March (at The SHAC), create a visual representation (painting, drawing, collage, digital art) inspired by a pre-existing freedom song (or several songs), write a poem or story inspired by a freedom song or an artist associated with the genre, or any other artistic interpretation of music or musicians associated with freedom, equality, or civil rights!

Register for the 2015 Artist Contest on the bottom of this page. All registered entries can be dropped off at Carls Family YMCA of Milford prior to the deadline.

Age Categories: 11 & under, 12-17, 18+

Categories: All Artistic Media, Poetry, Photography, Essay, Performance.

  • Essays: 500 words or less

  • Speeches and Performances (submitted by dvd, youtube, or electronic file), 3 minutes or less.

  • Submissions are community property
    for display in upcoming years

  • Prizes awarded in all age groups.

All entries must include artist, age and contact information. For more information e-mail Isaac Perry:



Art/writing/multimedia contest workshops are availabe at the SHAC, located at 125 South Main St, Suite 700, Milford, MI.

Bring your own supplies for free, or use SHAC art supplies for only $5. All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

- Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 11am- 4pm, - - Friday, January 2, from 11am-5pm.

Contact / 248-797-3060 for additional questions.


Winners and selected submissions will be displayed in storefront windows of Main Street businesses the week before the holiday.  Entries and performances will be showcased at the Suzanne Haskew Arts Center (The SHAC) during the March on Main St.


Congratulations to the 2014 Winners:

Madeline Chechel, story (11 and under)

Madeline Chechel's Submission

Hannah and Meredith Jeffrey, poem (12-17)

Sydney Bush, poem (18 and older)

Congratulations to the 2013 Winners:

11 & under: Lily Beasley- Timeline/Poster.

12-17: Stephen Drake & Nancy Boyd- Song.

Listen to the song here: Track 1

12-17: Sarah Reed- Digital Art Piece.

18+: John Mittelstadt- Photo/Poem.

Honorable Mention:

11 & under: Mason Podhorsky- Speech

Listen to the speech here:


Register for the 2015 Artist Contest here:

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Note: We will carefully take care of your art while it's in our hands, but we are not responsible for any damage that might be done.