Twenty student artists will be selected to paint individual pieces honoring the life and work of Dr. King and the continuing struggle for social justice today on the 2nd floor windows of Hostelling International Chicago.

A panel of judges will evaluate the artworks and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded to the students whose works best represent the spirit of the exhibit.

Submission Process

Students must submit a portfolio of up to 10 images of recent work along with the submission form in person or by mail by Monday, November 2, 2015. Portfolios may be submitted in person at the hostel or electronically to:

Anna Henschel
Community Engagement Liaison

Hostelling International Chicago
24 E. Congress Pkwy., Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312.583.2227
Fax: 312.583.2219

MLK Mural Competition Submission Form [PDF]

Artists selected to create paintings for the windows will be notified by Friday, November 20, 2015. The final paintings will be on display on Martin Luther King Day through the end of February, 2016.

Awards reception for Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Mural Competition at Hostelling International Chicago

All artists who are invited to participate will receive recognition at the artists’ reception held on the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Tuesday, January 19, 2016.