Eligible entrants: Students in 4th-12th grade; must reside within the City of Richardson and/or attend an RISD or PISD school within Richardson city limits.
Cost per entry: Free
Submission deadline: Jan. 31

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.” In this second annual contest sponsored by the Richardson City Council, students are asked to write an essay in 500 words or less about what issue they would “shine a light on” if they had the opportunity, and why. Winners in each age group/category receive $100 and recognition at a City Council meeting.

Rules/more information: www.cor.net/ArtandEssayContest