There will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes for each grade category. Additionally, all participants will receive a certificate of participation. Entries need to be submitted and received by 4:00 pm, Friday, March 5, 2021, to the EEO Office in the FNSBSD Administrative Center, 520 Fifth Ave. 3rd Floor, Fairbanks, AK 99701.

In celebration of Black History Month, the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District (FNSBSD) are proud to sponsor the Black History Month Contest - The Black Family: Representation, Identity, & Diversity—“Moving the World Forward.”  We invite all K-12 students to participate in this annual contest.

 This program is an opportunity for students to showcase their knowledge, encourage the study of Black History, and show excellence in creativity. We hope that this program can open dialogue to educate our students about the importance of Black History.

Contest Rules:


Grades K-3:

  • Label and color three (3) pictures of African American families.
  • *Pictures of notable African Americans for students to color are available from

Grades 4-6: Make a poster on your interpretation of the theme.

 Middle/High School:

  • Grades 7-8: Submit a typed, original, 150-word essay using this year’s theme and illustrate it with your original artwork.
  • Grades 9-12: Submit a typed, original, 250-word essay using this year’s theme, works cited page, and illustrate it with your original artwork.