Youth Art Gallery
Terminal A-East Baggage Claim
(open to the public)
The Dream@50 was a nationwide art contest for
students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, commemorating the 50th anniversary
of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech on August 28,
1963, in Washington, DC. Students from 10 cities – Atlanta, Boston, Chicago,
Detroit, Los Angeles, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, Philadelphia, and
the San Francisco Bay Area participated.
Contest organizers describe the project and
its purpose – “Students were invited to create two-dimensional works of art
inspired by a word or phrase from Dr. King’s famous speech. The purpose of The
Dream@50 is to empower students with the tools to transform their own lives and
the lives of others, to demonstrate the vital importance of the arts in
education and daily life, to build stronger communities based on mutual
understanding and respect, and to celebrate the values and goals that we all
share as Americans.”
In Philadelphia, each participating school
selected one winner who submitted their work online. Six judges from the region
chose fifty-five semifinalists from the online submissions. Ten winners were
chosen with two runners-up and one winner in each of the three age group
categories. The judges also chose one
overall Grand Prize Winner.
exhibition features selected work by twenty-five of the region’s fifty-five
semifinalists. Congratulations to all of the participating students.
The nationwide contest is sponsored by Target
in partnership with the United Nations, UNESCO, YouTube, Americans for the
Arts, National Education Association, National Art Education Association,
National Council of Teachers of English, National Council for the Social
Studies, Arts Schools Network, and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
Dream@50 Art Contest in Philadelphia is a local partnership of The School
District of Philadelphia (co-presenter), African American Museum in
Philadelphia, Barnes Foundation, Brandywine Workshop, CBS Outdoor, City of
Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Education, City of Philadelphia Office of Arts,
Culture and the Creative Economy, Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater
Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
Academy of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania Art Education Association, Philadelphia
International Airport, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Parks &
Recreation, and the Woodmere Art Museum.