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The Dream at 50


  • Each participating school or institution must select one winner per category for submission.
  • There can be only one submission per category, per institution.
  • All submissions must be made by a designated representative through the participating institution online.
  • Individual student submissions will not be accepted.
  • To become a participating institution simply email the institution name, address, contact name and phone number to info@karzproductions.com.
  • Each designated representative must complete the Submission Form and upload the artwork for their participating institution.


  • K-12 students who are currently enrolled in a school or after-school program that is within the metropolitan area of the ten featured cities


  • A word or phrase from The Dream Speech


  • Originality: in form and content
  • Artistic merit: composition, mark making, use of color, and visual impact


  • Dimensions: no smaller than 12 x 18 inches; no larger than 18 x 24 inches.
  • Two-dimensional works only (e.g., works on paper, canvas, and cloth).
  • Any medium accepted (including, but not limited to, crayon, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, oil pastel, tempera, print, colored pencil, chalk pastel, mixed media, collage, pen, ink, papier mache, marker).
  • No photography accepted (except if within a collage).
  • No artwork that includes a representation or reproduction of a registered trademark is accepted.
  • All artwork must be original work, not copied from photographs or published works.


  • Must affirm the originality of the work and the work must be exclusive to The Dream Art Contest.
  • Must be digitally photographed or scanned (and not digitally modified in any way), saved as a 300 dpi JPG file, no smaller than 1 megabyte and no larger than 10 megabytes.
  • Files should be saved in RGB color mode.
  • The file should be saved with the artist's last name.
  • If selected as a winner, the original artwork will be required for the duration of any exhibit, up to two years.
  • The artist, guardian, and teacher must all be a party to the online submission form, which includes a copyright release agreement, relinquishing all publication, reproduction, and display rights, with full credit provided to the artist, supervising teacher, and school.
  • All semifinalists must provide a 250-word essay about themselves, the creative process of making their contest artwork, and what they learned about the Civil Rights Movement.
  • All winning artists must be available to be photographed and to be taped for an interview, with the photographs and interview footage to be used solely in connection with the marketing and promotion of the contest.

Submission Form

United Nations UNESCO Youtube The King Center United Way Department of State Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Times Square Americans for the Arts International Theatre Institute Potters Fields American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Dance Camera West Art School Network Dance Films Association Dance USA National Dance Education Organization National Education Association Academic Impact Mustard Seed Faith Ministries Artspire