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Bowie students can now enter the annual art contest that honors Martin Luther King Jr.

The contest is held each year to teach students more about King with varying themes on his life and ideas, according to a Bowie news release.

This year’s theme is “My Reflections on Dr. King’s Dream,” and contest entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. Jan. 13.

The contest is separated into three different categories based on the age of the participant: kindergarten through second grade can enter a coloring contest, students in grades three through five can create a poster on 8.5-by-11-inch paper or 12-by-18-inch paper, and students in grades six through 12 can create a 90-second or less original video, according to the news release. The video can include photos, drawings, collages, people and more.

Winners are chosen by the Bowie Diversity Committee soon after the contest deadline, and the finalists are featured at the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. program Jan. 18. There are three winners from each contest category with first place receiving $100, second place wins $50 and third place earns $25, according to the news release.

Eligible schools and contest information is available online at www.cityofbowie.org/mlk.