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U. S. Army Corps of Engineers sponsors annual Black History Month poster contest

Published Feb. 1, 2013

Vicksburg, Miss…In recognition of Black History Month, the Corps’ Vicksburg District and Mississippi Valley Division are sponsoring the 21st annual Black History Month poster contest. The contest will be held on February 21, 9:00 a.m., District Headquarters Building, 4155 Clay Street. This contest is in honor of African Americans who have made significant contributions to our country. 


    The theme is “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.”  The purpose of the contest is to inspire the talent, creativity, and knowledge of students during African-American History Month. Posters may focus on the historical periods tied to the 2013 theme, their precursors and successors, and other past and contemporary moments across the breadth of African American history.


     Posters will be judged on creativity, appearance, and relevance to theme.  Judges for the poster contest will include Corps team members and a representative from each of the local banks. This year, the District has received about 400 posters from 15 local schools.


     A first, second, and third place winner will be selected from each school and each winner will receive a ribbon and a trophy. The first place overall winners will receive a plaque and the banks will open a $50.00 saving account for them; the overall second and third place winners from each grade category will be awarded a plaque. The school with the most posters submitted will receive a plaque. A certificate of appreciation will be given to each student that submits a poster in the contest.   


     The Corps’ involvement with local schools is critical to the success of our educational systems and our success in Building Our Future Workforce. Successful school partnerships build the technical skills of our future leaders and introduce many students and educators to the Corps for the first time.

Kavanaugh Breazeale

Release no. 13-008