In honor of President Obama, the Modell Lyric is asking students to share the important dreams they have for their lives, communities, and families.
Students in grades 5th-12th living in Baltimore City and Baltimore County are eligible to enter the contest with one of the following: a 300-word essay; a one-page poem; or a 60-second edited video. Finalists will have the opportunity to share their work and receive a $100 honorarium.
There will be two online workshops to assist students in constructing their essays, poems, or videos. Interested students may contact education manager Ron Kipling Williams at [email protected].
The entry period for the Dream BIG Contest is from Monday, January 4, 2021, through Friday, March 12, 2021. Submit your work here:
Late submissions will not be accepted.
Finalists will be announced on Monday, March 30, 2021.
The online awards ceremony and video essay viewing is Monday, April 19, 2021, at 6 pm. WBAL TV 11 news anchor Jason Newton will serve as the emcee, and Maryland State Senator Mary Washington will deliver the keynote address.
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