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The staff of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center invites you to join us in celebrating Arkansas’ African American heritage through our “Did You Know?”  contest.  To enter, create a digital report about a significant event or individual in Arkansas’ African American past or present. The report must be tied to the museum’s mission to collect, preserve, interpret, and celebrate Arkansas’ African American history from 1870 to the present, especially in the areas of business, politics, and the arts.


Who is eligible?

Any Arkansas student in 6th – 12th grade.

For judging purposes, entries will be divided into two categories:  6th – 8th and 9th – 12th grades.

Winners will be selected in each category.

Only one entry will be accepted per student, and only one student may work to create each entry.  No group projects, please!

Why compete?

Learn more about your home state! Win a prize! Discover new audio/video presentation skills! Be immortalized on the museum’s Website!

Prizes will be awarded to the first three places in each category. First place winners will receive a $100 Wal-Mart gift card. Second place will receive $50 Wal-Mart gift cards and third place winners will receive $25 Wal-Mart gift cards.

In addition, your Social Studies/History class will when a free trip to Mosaic Templars Cultural Center with a special tour and pizza party!!!

How do I enter?

Create a 90 to 120 second audio or video post based on research you have done about a significant individual or event in Arkansas’ African-American history.  You can submit your project using the submission form below or by downloading an application here. For more information call (501) 683-3592 or send an email to [email protected]Click here to download a printable version of "Did You Know?" contest rules and to view the evaluation criteria.

What should I research?

Historic locations, local politicians, famous artists, musicians, educators, and business people.

Anywhere and anyone in Arkansas who made or is making a significant impact on African-American history in the Natural State! Your local history is important! As you research, remember to create a bibliography.  Plagiarism (using another person’s work without giving them credit) will disqualify you!

When can I start?

The contest begins October 15 and all entries must be received by December 1, 2013. Winners will be announced on February 1 as our opening to Black History Month.