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Posted on: January 18, 2023

African Diaspora Advisory Council Accepting Entries for Black History Month Essay and Art Contest

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The contest is open to all elementary through high school students in Coconino County including homeschooled students. Submissions will center around the theme of “Black Examples of Courage and Resilience” and must be received by February 10.

The Coconino County African Diaspora Advisory Council (ADAC) is now accepting entries for its Black History Month Essay and Art Contest. 

The contest is open to all elementary through high school students in Coconino County including homeschooled students. Submissions will center around the theme of “Black Examples of Courage and Resilience” and must be received by February 10. 

“We’ve hosted the Black History Month essay contest at least 11 years, and this is our second year with the addition of the art contest,” said ADAC Chair Khara House. “Last year students really seemed to connect with the ability to express themselves in multiple ways, so we look forward to seeing what they bring to the theme. I’m excited to see and read what the students of Coconino County will offer this year."

  • For essay entries, students must submit an approximately 500-word typed or legibly handwritten essay to ADAC Chair House at khara.house@gmail.com
     
  • Art submissions in the medium of the student’s choosing can be scheduled for delivery to the Historic Murdoch Center (203 E Brannen Ave, Flagstaff) or submitted as a high-resolution photograph by emailing ADAC Chair House at khara.house@gmail.com 

Prompts and the cover sheet to accompany all submissions can be found on the Coconino County website at at https://coconino.az.gov/ADAC. Please note that each entry must include the provided cover sheet.
 
Teachers - have been provided with the scoring rubrics to assist their students in their submissions. 

Winners will be announced at a Black History Month closing reception on Sunday, February 26. The winner from each category in grades K-4, 5-6, and 7-8 will receive a $125 Visa gift card and the winner from each category in grades 9-12 will receive a $200 Visa gift card.

For additional information about ADAC and the Black History Month Essay and Art Contest, please visit https://coconino.az.gov/ADAC or contact Khara House at khara.house@gmail.com.

About the Coconino County African Diaspora Advisory Council
The Coconino County African Diaspora Advisory Council (ADAC) was established in 2001 by the County Board of Supervisors. The Council was created to provide an official liaison and communication link between the African American community and Coconino County. Prior to 2020, the Council was known as the African American Advisory Council. ADAC’s mission is to create cultural and community connections by working to preserve, present, and maintain cultural history and advocating for educational, social, and economic equity with the understanding that service is focused on cultures representing Blacks/African Americans and all individuals within the African Diaspora in Coconino County.

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