Kroger sponsoring 10th Black History Month contest



FLINT TWP. — For the tenth year, Kroger stores are sponsoring a Black History Month Contest, offering more than $80,000 in cash prizes to students in grades 4 through 12.

Kroger’s “I Can Make History” contest is open to all Michigan students who may enter original work in ART, ESSAY, MUSIC or POETRY categories.

Entry forms can be picked up at Kroger stores or online at

All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Rules and instructions for submissions also are posted on the web site.

Student must address one of two contest themes:

1. Identify an African American who is making history in your community or state and detail what that person is doing.

2. The “I Can Make History” contest celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Describe an event or person you feel has positively impacted American history during the past decade and detail what occurred as a result of that person’s actions or that event.

The contest is Kroger’s way of celebrating “the many African Americans who have significantly contributed to our country in the past and the countless others who are working to better our communities today.”

A panel of independent judges will choose the winning entries. Winners will be selected based on understanding of theme, originality, adherence to format and guidelines, creativity, organization and grammatical accuracy.

Winners will receive their prize at Kroger’s “I Can Make History” awards dinner, Saturday, April 22. Students will be notified by March 31, if their entry was selected as a winner. Students may win one prize annually. Winners are responsible for applicable taxes and must provide a Social Security number.

Prizes will be awarded as follows: One (1) $2,000 to all first place winners and one (1) $750 scholarship to all second place winners in grades 11 and 12; One (1) $500 scholarship to all first place winners and one (1) $300 scholarship to all second place winners in grades 9 and 10; One (1) tablet to all first place winners and one (1) family membership package to all second place winners in grades 4 through 8; one (1) $3,000 Best in Show Scholarship awarded to the entry receiving the highest score overall.

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