Forbes House Museum Lincoln Drawing & Essay Contest open to students in Grades K-8
The Forbes House Museum’s annual Lincoln Drawing and Essay Contest draws inspiration from President Abraham Lincoln’s life and work. This year, the contest prompts focus on themes of diversity and unity.
Students in grades K-8 can enter the drawing contest with a mural design celebrating diversity and the value of an inclusive community. The design can incorporate both realistic and abstract elements to illustrate its message.
Students in grades 6-8 can participate in the essay contest by reflecting on the 2021 inauguration and current events. Speaking to a deeply divided nation, President Joseph Biden’s “America United” address called for unity amid a national political crisis and a global pandemic. Student essays should compare the state of the nation for Lincoln and Biden during their respective inaugurations and offer insights into what President Biden can do to foster unity and healing.
The submission deadline is Friday, April 12.
Complete submission guidelines are available on the museum’s website:
The museum will announce the winning entries and prizes on Monday, May 14, and Milton Access TV will feature the award recipients later in the spring. The winning mural design may eventually be scaled up and temporarily installed on the museum grounds.