In honor of Black History Month, a poster contest honoring the unique achievements of notable Black people will be held during February.  Poster entries will be on display in the Ron E. Lewis Library Building art gallery at Lamar State College-Orange. The contest theme is based upon the story “What if there were no black folk?”

Prizes include  iPods, books and videos.

All elementary to high school students in Orange and surrounding areas are eligible to enter. Posters will be judged in two age categories: elementary to middle school and junior high to high school.

Poster size must be 11 x 17. Layout may be horizontal or vertical.
Eligible media includes water color, tempera, markers, acrylics, ink, mixed media or paper collage.

Poster  should portray ONE black person and their unique contribution to the world. Contributions may be an invention, artistic achievement in art, music, literature, or performance, or achievement in the worlds of business, science, sports, politics, or education.  

Machine-generated pictures of the person will be permitted. Computer- generated lettering will be permitted. ALL OTHER drawings or graphics must be original. Posters will be judged on originality, use of color, clarity and illustrative value.

Include your name, age, phone number, school; your poster person’s name, dates they lived, a brief description of their achievement; and your information sources on a separate piece of paper secured to the back of your poster. Information must be typed or word processed.

Bring your poster to the first floor circulation desk of the Ron E. Lewis Library located at 290 N. 4th Street, by 5 p.m., Feb. 6.

Winners will be announced Feb 26 during an evening program in the LSC-O Gym.

For more information, contact Mary McCoy at 409-882-3083 or

The contest is sponsored by LSC-O and WOCCISD 21ST Century Community Learning Center.