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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Human Rights Commission Poster and Essay Contest

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The New Ulm Human Rights Commission sponsors an annual poster and essay contest. 

Poster Topic

How would the world look different if people took the time to see things through other’s perspectives?

  • Contest is open to all New Ulm students in grades Kindergarten to 12th grade. 
  • Poster can be in any medium but no bigger than 20” x 30“ 
  • Deadline is January 15, 2022
  • Prizes are $100, $75, and $50 for the top three finalists in each of the 4 categories:

K–1st  grade, 2nd–4th grade, 5th–8th grade, and 9th–12th grade. 

Essay Topic

How could considering the perspectives of others while making decisions influence situations in our world?

  • Contest is open to all New Ulm students in grades 5th to 12th grade. 
  • Essay should be 1-3 pages in length and double-spaced in 12pt.font.
  • Referencing the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United States Bill of Rights or the Minnesota Human Rights Act is encouraged.
  • Deadline: January 15, 2022
  • Prizes are $100, $75, and $50 for the top three finalists for each category:

5th–8th grade and 9th–12th grade. 

A completed entry form should be attached to the back of the essay or poster. Entry forms are available at school offices, the City’s website or by emailing LisaG@newulmmn.gov 

Entries must be submitted to City Hall, Attention: Human Rights Commission, 100 North Broadway, New Ulm, second floor, Administrative Office by January 15th.

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