MLK Inspired Art & Performance Contest

Submissions for the 2023 contest have closed.

Winning submissions will be displayed throughout the week of February 6 in Lobby 10!

Win up to $200 by submitting an artwork inspired by fairness, justice, or persistence and the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The MLK-Inspired Art and Performance Contest will showcase entries during the week of the 2023 MLK Celebration in February. Enter the contest by submitting a visual artwork, piece of performance art, or literary work inspired by the values of MLK.

Submission categories are:

  • The past – embodying MLK’s mission.
  • The present – highlighting this year’s theme, upholding the flame for fairness and justice.
  • The future – showing hope through joy.

The contest is open to all MIT undergraduate and graduate students, staff, postdocs, and faculty.


Previous MLK-Inspired Art & Performance Contests

For more information about this program, visit the MLK Scholars website.

Artworks featuring MLK in MIT's lobby 7