Black History Month Contest 2023

Showcase your talents and creativity by submitting an essay, poem, visual artwork, song, rap, or other creative work that represents a Black historical figure or an event in Black American history that has influenced your personal life or shaped the world.

FREE gift for all entrants! PLUS first prize ($150), a second prize ($100), and a third prize ($50) winners will be selected and notified on Feb 17th recognition ceremony.

Contest Rules

The contest is open to local San Diego County students in the 4th – 12th grade only.

1. One entry per person.

2. All content must be original work.

3. Must have been created within a year of the entry date

4. All entries must be submitted by-February 10th, 2022


FOR DIGITAL WORK: Submit entry to the Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library via email us at or the Malcolm X Library Facebook page (please tag your entry with @malcolmxlibrary ) with the following information included: TITLE OF WORK – MEDIUM – STUDENT NAME – PARENT NAME PHONE NUMBER – EMAIL ADDRESS – GRADE LEVEL

For Physical Work: Attach the completed entry form to your work. and Submit physical work to Valencia Park/ Malcolm X Library by February 10, 2023, to be considered. 5148 Market St. San Diego, CA 92114

We are holding a recognition ceremony for all the contest participants, there will be awards given for the top winners along with certificates for all that participated. You must register, to participate. You can register here

Black History Month Contest Recognition Ceremony
Feb 17th 2023. 3-5pm
Malcolm X Library
5148 Market st
San Diego, CA 92114


The contest is presented by the Friends of the Malcolm X Library and sponsored by

Racquel Vasquez Mayor of Lemon Grove

Her Grind Ventures

Cane Patch Kitchen

Buy Black San Diego


NOTE: Will display all entries in the Malcolm X Library for a period up to 1 year and it will exhibited at the Awards Ceremony, The Lemon Grove Black History month celebration  among other events

Entry Form Below (PLEASE SHARE)

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