Deadline approaching for CHAACA Black History Month Essay, Poster and Video Contest

Cherry Hill students in grades kindergarten to 12 have until Friday to submit their entries for this year’s contest.

This week is the last chance for Cherry Hill students to submit their entry in the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association’s annual Black History Monday Essay, Poster and Video Contest.

Students in all grades are invited to participate in the contest. Participants must produce an essay, poster or video depicting an African-American in the Arts born before 1960. The project should emphasize the contributions the person made to their field, obstacles they overcame to excel in their or if they were the first African-American recognized in the area.

The Cherry Hill Public Library is a co-sponsor for the contest. Entries can be submitted to a child’s guidance counselor or at the library’s youth services department desk. The deadline for submitted a project is Friday, Jan. 27.

Three winners will be chosen according to grade levels. All projects will be judged by a panel of judges selected by the CHAACA Executive Board.

Winners will be recognized at the Feb. 28 Cherry Hill Board of Education meeting. Entries will also be displayed at the Cherry Hill Public Library and posted on its website. A reception is planned for Monday, March 6, at 6 p.m. for participants, families and the community at the library.

Anyone with questions about the contest can email Cathleen Jenkins at To download the full pamphlet of information on the contest, visit