Poster Design Contest for Students
• Pre-K– 6th Grade
• 7th –12th Grade
• 1st Place Prize - $100 Gift Card
• 2nd Place Prize - $50 Gift Card
• 3rd Place Prize – $25 Gift Card
All entries will be judged on creativity, artistic merit, and best representation of the 2018 Black History Month theme: African Americans in Times of War
Winning posters will be will be displayed at all 14 Library locations throughout Black History Month. Copies of the winning posters will be given to winners and their schools.
Entry Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018 at 12pm
Must be 18 years old or younger, live in Orleans Parish, and be currently enrolled in a public or private school or actively home-schooled to participate. For more information, including contest rules and prizes, or to download the entry form, click here.
Other Upcoming Events
While African American men’s roles in the indigenous ritual procession traditions go back over a century, the vital role of women is not as widely known. This exhibit illustrates a historical overview of the pride and work involved in preparing for the neighborhood processions that bring beauty and pride to New Orleans. It is documented through photographs and the ceremonial attire of the women who participate in the community based customs of the Black Masking/Mardi Gras Indian, Baby Doll and Social and Pleasure Club traditions. (More)