RICHARDSON – Entries for the City’s Annual “Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest” and the “Black History Month: Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion” Art Contest are now being accepted.

Each contest is open to students who live within the City of Richardson or attend school within the city.

The essay contest ends Jan. 31 and the art contest ends Feb. 28.

Starting next week, and every Wednesday throughout the contest we will be showcasing past winners as they share the different ways, they plan to make the world a better place.

Visit for more information including contest rules and deadlines.