“Good Trouble” is the theme of the Student Multi-Media Contest for the 2023 Neptune Black History Month program. Following the legacy of Civil Rights icon, John Lewis to “Speak up, speak out, get in the way, get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America,” students are asked to consider what they would do to stand up against injustice.
Students in grades three to 12 attending public, private or charter schools, who live in Neptune or attend Neptune district schools are invited to submit an original essay, poem, or song. Written submissions should be no more than one to two handwritten or typed pages, and videos no more than three minutes.
Submissions are accepted through Feb. 3. The winning students will receive monetary awards.
Submissions should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Neptune BHM Planning Committee P.O. Box 25 Neptune, NJ 07754. Student’s name, school and grade, home address, phone number, and email address, must be included on/with the presentation. Elementary and Middle School students must include an adult’s email and phone number.
The contest is part of Neptune’s Annual Black History Month Program that will be held Feb. 25.