The Hays County CommUnity MLK Jr. Festival Announces a county-wide art contest!

Subject: “What Equality Means to Me.”  Participants will write or illustrate on the meaning of equality, based on the speeches and work of Dr. King. 

click on the picture to download a pdf copy

Submissions for The Children’s Writing and Art Contest are due by January 10, 2022, and can be dropped off at the Hays County Judge’s Office located at  111 E. San Antonio St., Ste. 300 San Marcos, Texas 78666 or emailed to

The essay winners will  be allowed to read their essay at the CommonUnity Festival and the artwork will be displayed in the rotunda from January 16 through Black History Month.   The submissions will be judged by a joint committee of volunteers.

  • Written submissions should be no longer than one page in length.
  • All submissions should include the student’s name, age, & grade, and school name
  • All submissions should also include the parent’s name, phone number, and email address

Follow the link to learn more about the Hays County CommonUnity MLK Jr. Festival to be held on the courthouse lawn, January 16, 2022 from 4-7 p.m.

San Marcos High School student submissions on

“What Equality Means to Me.”

DHA 2021 Virtual MLK Celebration

Children’s Writing & Art Contest

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