Statewide Youth History Contest Workshop with Guest Artist at Washington Library | Radio KCII

Washington-area youth looking to submit statewide video Uniting Through History: Hip History Contest are invited to attend an upcoming workshop at the Washington Public Library.

Washington for Justice last month held an introductory event for the contest that asks Iowans ages 13 and older to submit a creative and educational interpretation of Uniting Through History founder Rachelle Chase’s book, “Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa”. Dan Henderson, member of Washington for Justice, shares a special guest who will give advice for the competition: “We bring a guy named Caleb Rainey. He is a black artist, poet from Iowa City who does public performances and video. He can therefore do a workshop for the children to help them with their project.

The contest submission deadline is May 16 and winners will be notified in June. The top three places for college and high school submissions will receive a cash prize of $250 to $2,000, and their schools will win a matching prize. Henderson shares that Washington for Justice also plans to recognize local residents who submitted to the contest during their week-long June 12 celebration from June 12-18. The workshop takes place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday April 13 at the library.