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The Bismarck Mayor’s Human Relations Committee will hold a Human Rights Essay and Poetry contest for students in grades 4 – 5, calling upon them to write an essay or a poem that fosters respect for Human Rights; and grades 6 – 8, to write about their concept of leadership for Human Rights. Entries must be postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00 p.m. February 17, 2017. Please limit entries to one page. Two outstanding entries from each age level for each category 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. More information and the entry form may be found in the link included below.
Outstanding entries will be recognized at a ceremony at a date to be announced when Mayor Seminary will present the selected entrants with a special award. The selected essays or poems will be displayed on the City of Bismarck web site.
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.