DREAM OF A BELOVED COMMUNITY
300 word essay submission
One Page Poem
60 Second Video
January 16th, 2022
March 31st, 2023
Deadline For Submissions
April 11th, 2023
April 26th, 2023
Featuring Finalists 7PM | Lyric Baltimore
Students receive a score between 1-5. 5 being the best score.
Scores of 1,2 - Students do not clearly articulate what their big dream is or do not follow other contest instructions. - Excessive grammatical or typographical errors.- Submission incomplete.
Score of 3- Using words or visual imagery, student articulates big dream, but submission may lack clarity.- Fails to articulate how their big dream will impact others. - Language or imagery lacks creativity and self-expression.- Passion and commitment to their big dream is not clearly articulated.
Score of 4- Students fully articulate or illustrate their big dream and discuss how it will impact others. - Language or imagery used is unique, creative, and expressive.- Students clearly state the problem and how achieving their big dream will address and positively affect the problem.
Score of 5- Work is exemplary.- Students clearly express their big dream and how it will change the world.- The language and imagery are creative and expressive.- The student’s unique voice and perspective shines through and creates a visceral reaction.- We gain a glimpse of the student’s voice, perspective, and commitment to their dream.