MLK Day Video Contest



The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 18, 2021, will be the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. The City of Hollywood’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts will be hosting a video contest for participants to submit a video of themselves either sharing an original poem or spoken word passage, or serving their community through an act of service.


Complete the registration form below before the deadline on Monday, January 25th. Upon submission of your application a member of the Special Events Staff will confirm receipt via email within 2 business days • That email will contain detailed submission instructions. Upon completion, your entry must be received by Monday, February 1st.

How it Works

Show us your creativity! Using your favorite video sharing app (YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, etc.) create a video (up to two minutes) in one of the following categories: Day of Service; select a project that gives back to your community, this can be anything from sending care cards to a senior center, volunteering at a food bank, or doing a cleanup at a public park or beach. • Original Work; using the subject of civil rights and/or social justice, create an original poem or spoken word passage that captures the essence of what you are passionate about.


A committee will review all works submitted and select the top 3 entries from each category.

Registration Form