Black History Month Challenge

In celebration of Black History Month, the Dallas Mavericks, BNSF Railway and the Dallas Museum of Art are providing DFW Metroplex students the opportunity to compete in the 7th Annual Mavs Black History Month Challenge.


To enter, students must complete an original artistic project and brief essay in response to the prompt: “Celebrating America: My Contributions for a Better Tomorrow!”

Submissions must be in the form of a 2D visual arts piece (drawings, paintings, photography, etc.). Pieces should be 11” tall x 17” wide. A brief written essay, less than one page, describing the student’s artistic interpretation of the prompt should be typed on a separate piece of paper and included with his/her art submission. Projects must be completed by an individual student. No class or team projects will be considered. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 projects in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

All entries must be received no later than February 27, 2015. Contest is open to all elementary, middle and high school students in the DFW Metroplex (within 75 miles of the American Airlines Center).