In commemorating Black History Month, the Village of Wilmette Human Relations Commission is sponsoring poster, essay/poetry, and multimedia and music contests. Students can submit entries based on significant accomplishments of African-Americans throughout history or the African-American experience in the United States.
All poster contestants must be enrolled in K-8 in a Wilmette public or private school. All essay/poetry and multimedia contestants must be enrolled in grades 5-8 in a Wilmette public or private school. Please click here for the complete set of rules.
All entries must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on March 1. Send or bring entries to Wilmette Village Hall, Attn: Human Relations Commission, Village Manager’s Office, 1200 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091. The Human Relations Commission will review all entries and the work will be displayed at the Wilmette Public Library. Contest winners will receive monetary awards inthe form of savings bonds and will be recognized at a Wilmette Village Board meeting in the spring.
For questions, please contact the Village Manager’s Office at (847) 853-7509.