Annual Human Rights poster and essay contest opens for students

The Columbus Human Rights Commission is kicking off its annual art and essay contest for local students.

Each year the commission hosts the J. Irwin Miller Art Contest and the Benjamin M. King Essay Contest. The theme of this year’s contests is Fair Housing for All. That coincides with the 50th anniversary of the law signed by President Lyndon Johnson.

Students can enter in three categories: 5th and 6th graders, 7th and 8th graders and 9th through 12th graders.

Winners of the awards receive a $75 prize and are honored at the annual Human Rights Commission Dinner.

The deadline to enter is Thursday, March 8th, by 5 p.m.

You can get more information on the city website at and looking under human rights.