2022 Lorain County Toni Morrison Essay Contest

Understanding the Environment that Surrounds You

We are proud to announce the 2022 Lorain County Toni Morrison Essay Contest for Young People. If you have ever read a Toni Morrison novel, chances are you remember some of the characters, their challenges, and the ENVIRONMENT that surrounded them. The winning students will receive $75 and one of Ms. Morrison’s books. This year’s prompts are:

  • Elementary school (K-5)
    How has your environment made you who you are?
  • Middle school (6-8), High school (9-12), and College
    Reflect on how your physical and virtual environment has shaped your identity.

Deadline: February 3, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Community Foundation of Lorain County, Lorain Historical Society, Lorain Public Library System, Lorain County Urban League, Lorain County Alliance of Black School Educators, the Lorain County chapter of National Council of Negro Women, YWCA and Oberlin College are a part of a paying tribute to Toni Morrison planning committee who helped organize Toni Morrison day and the essay contest.

Winning essays and artwork will be on display in the Toni Morrison Reading Room at the Lorain Public Library, corner of Sixth Street and Reid Avenue, Lorain.