The City also hosts a Poster and Essay Contest inviting all public schools Art and Social Science classes to participate. Posters are displayed in the Berkeley Mall for a week prior to the 3rd Saturday, when the Annual Human Relations Banquet is held to present trophies and awards.
This year, the 42nd Annual Human Relations Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, February 20th at Herman Park Center, 901 E. Ash Street. Trophies are given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners based on grade levels for a poster contest and also for an essay contest. There are also three special awards given to the Individual, Civic Organization and Business/Industry who has given of themselves, their organization or business by providing services to the community to make a difference in someone’s life.