Monday, July 8, 2013

I Have a Dream Contest

I Have a Dream for Ukraine English Speech and Essay Contest
This August 28th marks the 50th anniversary of the famous “I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King Jr. In his speech Dr. King spoke of his vision of an America where people would be “judged on the content of their character and not the color of their skin.” Dr. King talked about freedom and equal rights for ALL Americans. His speech was a turning point in American history as we struggled to grow into a country that provided equal opportunity for every citizen. The journey begun by Dr. King and his many followers has not been an easy one. But every journey starts with a single step and the best ones include a dream of where the journey will lead. In the spirit of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s speech, the Regional English Language Office at the U.S. Embassy Kyiv would like to invite students in Ukraine to share their dream for their country with us. Please write an essay (in English) on “I Have a Dream for Ukraine.” We will read your essays and invite five entrants to read their speeches at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv on August 28, 2013. Selection of speeches will be based on the originality and creativity of your Ukrainian Dream. Dreams and words have the power to change the world. We want to hear yours!

The contest is open for all Ukrainian students between the ages of 14-22.

Submit your essay by August 15, 2013 (1000 words or less) and any questions or comments to:

KyivRELO@state.gov

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