April 18, 2017
To help our county combat the increase in hate crimes, MCPS, in partnership with the Montgomery County Faith Community Working Group, has launched a contest titled United We Learn: Combating Hate through the Arts. The goal of the contest is to provide students with a creative, structured opportunity to explore issues of prejudice and learn about the values of respect, diversity and civility.
The contest is open to students from all grade levels. Submissions will be judged by level (elementary, middle and high) and by medium. Entries must be created by groups of two students or more. Submissions will be accepted in the following categories: written word, performance, visual art and multimedia. More details are available on the contest website.
The contest will close on Friday, April 21. Winners will be announced Monday, May 22.