Hargrove/King Essay & Poster Contest

The Paducah-McCracken County NAACP is proud to sponsor the 2023 Annual Fredricka Hargrove-Martin Luther King Essay/Poster Contest! We look forward to this time of each year when students and their teachers can celebrate the life, work, and legacy of Dr. King.

The theme for the 2023 Essay/Poster Contest is “This is Power”.

There are six categories from which the top 3 winners will be awarded cash prizes. The first-place winners will have the opportunity to record their essays and have them published on local radio, thanks to our friends at WKMS.

Student Resources

All entries must be submitted by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, 2022. Entries submitted after the deadline will not be scored.

Winners will be notified by FRIDAY, JANUARY 6TH, 2023 through their local schools.

Essay prompts are available at the link below. Essay submissions must be completed using the template (also available below). Once complete, return to this website to upload your completed essay.


Student Name(Required)
Max. file size: 512 MB.

Judges Resources

Scoring doucments must be competed using our official Poster Scoring and Essay Scoring Documents.  Download the workbooks at the link below.  Once complete, return to this page  and upload your scoring documents using the form below.  

Judge's Name(Required)
Max. file size: 512 MB.
Max. file size: 512 MB.