In Honor of February being national Black History Month, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced the launch of a drawing and creativity contest geared toward inspiring young people to share the significance of Black History in their lives.
The latest installment of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Creativity Contest, “What Does Black History Month Meant to You,” is aimed at having children share artwork or written word, depicting the people or events – whether in history or their own community – that have had a special impact or meaning in their life.
Students, grades K-12, may submit original artwork, poetry, or a short essay. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries and select submissions will be shared on social media.
“While we celebrate Black History Month in February, we know that Black history is American history and the importance of the contributions of Black Americans to our nation is much greater than one month,” Prosecutor Suarez said. “We saw this as a great opportunity to have a creative outlet for our youth to reflect on all that Black History means to them.”
To enter, please submit work by email to CreativityContest@hcpo.org by February 28.