In honor of past African American leaders, Kroger’s 8th annual “I Can Make History” contest encourages cultural and community pride. Kroger will award more than $71,000 in prizes in four categories – ART, ESSAY, MUSIC, AND POETRY. Open to all 4th through 12th grade students currently enrolled in school in the state of Michigan.

All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015.

Thank you for helping Kroger celebrate Black History Month and 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.

Questions About the Contest

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Thank you for your interest in the I Can Make History contest. You must be over the age of 13 to submit questions. We encourage your parent or guardian to submit your questions about the contest via the submission form.
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All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2015

ENTER YOUR ORIGINAL WORK IN ART, ESSAY, MUSIC OR POETRY and you could win a scholarship, tablet or eReader.

  • Art Guidelines

    Artwork, highlighting one of the contest themes, may be created using any two-dimensional medium including: drawing (pencil, crayon, markers, graphite, etc.), painting (pastel, watercolor, spray paint, oils, etc.), paper collages and or original photographs. Must be accompanied by a 75-word essay.

  • Essay Guidelines

    Essay entries must be a minimum of 500 words (may exceed 500 words) highlighting one of the contest themes, typed on 8.5” x 11” paper single-sided (handwritten essays will not be eligible for judging) and include the student’s name, school and grade level.

  • Music Guidelines

    Music entry should be a minimum of one (1) minute and should not exceed four (4) minutes and recorded on a CD as an MP3 file. Music submissions submitted without lyrics must include a 75-word essay explaining or describing how their music relates to one of the highlighted contest themes.

  • Poetry Guidelines

    Poetry entries should be no longer than 30 lines highlighting one of the contest themes, typed on 8.5” x 11” paper single-sided.

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