One of the most significant moments in Major League Baseball (MLB) history was when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier on April 15, 1947. In celebration of the anniversary of this momentous event, the Pittsburgh Pirates invite your school/organization to participate in the Jackie Robinson Art, Essay and Poetry Contest.
The contest, which is open to students in grades three through eight in the greater Pittsburgh region, challenges students express their thoughts creatively about Robinson's nine values for success in either piece of art, a poem or an essay. The contest is free to enter, simple for teachers, and can be tailored to meet educational requirements.
COURAGE, DETERMINATION, TEAMWORK, PERSISTENCE, INTEGRITY, CITIZENSHIP, JUSTICE, COMMITMENT AND EXCELLENCE.
Entries will be divided into age categories to assure that each student is given a fair opportunity to win (i.e. grades 3-4, grades 5-6, and grades 7-8).
Students must submit original work stapled to completed entry form postmarked by Friday, March 21, 2014. Students are eligible to enter in all categories; however, separate entry forms are required for each submission. Entry forms must be stapled on top of the submitted original work. Schools must send all submissions with completed entry forms together in one package. Prizes will be given to select schools, based on student participation.
Elementary and middle school students grades 3 through 8 can now enter the 2014 contest.
To enter, please download and print the 2014 Art, Essay & Poetry Contest Entry Form »
Winners will be honored during an on-field ceremony before the Pirates take on the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014.
Entry Deadline: Postmarked by Friday, March 21, 2014.
For more information, please contact Chaz Kellem at 412-325-4731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.