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City's King Commission Invites Public to Vote in MLK Video Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 30, 2013

For more information, please contact:

Craig Brenner, Special Projects Coordinator, City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department, 349.3471, brennerc@bloomington.in.gov

Mary Tourner Chair, City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, 327.7374

King Commission Invites Public to Vote in MLK Video Contest

Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission invites members of the public to view and vote for their favorite entry in the MLK video contest. The voting deadline is Jan. 13.

Earlier this month, the Commission invited local youth of elementary, middle and high school ages to submit an original video addressing the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and promoting the acceptance of diversity.

Videos are available for viewing and voting. You have the option of helping select the winner of the "People's Choice" award by viewing and voting.

Votes for the People's Choice award will be tallied after Jan. 13. The Commission will select an overall winner separate from the People's Choice voting. Both the King Commission's selection and the People's Choice winners are eligible for prizes, and both winning videos and their creators will be named and honored at the City's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration on Jan. 20 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave.

The Commission is also still collecting nominations for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award. Nominations may be made at http://bloomington.in.gov/mlk. The deadline for Legacy Award Nominations is Jan. 10.

For more information contact Craig Brenner, special projects coordinator for the City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department, at brennerc@bloomington.in.gov or at 349.3471.

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