OKC Thunder launch Black History Heroes Challenge; Contest for students through Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder is launching its sixth annual Black History Heroes Challenge.

The contest, which commemorates Black History Month, will remain open through Feb. 7.

Students throughout Oklahoma in kindergarten through 12th grade can enter the contest by submitting an essay or visual arts piece portraying an outstanding individual in black history or an African-American who has impacted their life. Entrants are encouraged to employ creativity in their entries, including photography, music, video, art or writing.

Previous winners include a collage about a student's grandfather, who was a firefighter, an essay about Martin Luther King Jr. and a visual arts piece describing a musician who served as a mentor.

Winners will receive a Thunder prize pack, including four tickets to the Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers home game Feb. 26.

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