The Bismarck Mayor’s Human Relations Committee is holding a Human Rights Essay and Poetry contest for students in grades 4 – 6, and grades 7 – 9, calling upon them to write an essay or a poem to foster increased awareness about human rights amongst students. Entries must be postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00 p.m. Feb. 14, 2014. Please limit entries to one page. Two outstanding entries from each age level will be selected; one essay and one poem from each. Submit entries to: City of Bismarck, Human Relations Committee, Essay Contest, 221 N 5th St., Bismarck, ND 58506-5503 or e-mail entries to: Email.
Outstanding entries will be recognized at a ceremony mid-March 2014 where Mayor Warford will present the selected entrants with a special award. The selected essays or poems will be displayed on the Human Relations Committee web page on the City web site www.bismarck.org
The mission of the Human Relations Committee is to protect and promote the personal dignity of all Bismarck citizens and to eliminate any discriminatory barriers that prevent them from reaching their full human potential.