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The Schack and KCTS 9 are excited to recognize students that received the highest achievement of Grand Prize for their original 2D piece of artwork reflecting one of Ali’s principles and written description of how the piece represents the principle selected.

This was open to 6-12 graders residing in Washington State’s King, SnohomishSkagit, Island, Whatcom, and Kitsap Counties. 

Artwork will be part of a virtual event on KCTS 9 on September 23.  The event celebrates the premiere of the Ken Burns documentary, Muhammad Ali premiering on KCTS 9 on September 19th.

Artwork can be viewed in person at the Schack Art Center on September 23rd-November 6.

More info on the documentary:

Ken Burns gives us an inside look at Muhammad Ali and interviews with those featured in the film, including Rasheda Ali, Hana Ali, Author Todd Boyd, Writer Gerald Early, Scholar of Islam Sherman Jackson, and many more. Muhammad Ali is a four-part, eight-hour limited series directed by Ken Burns and written and co-directed by Sarah Burns and David McMahon. The film brings to life one of the best-known and most indelible figures of the 20th Century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated millions of fans with his mesmerizing combination of speed, grace, and power in the ring, and charm and playful boasting outside of it. Ali insisted on being himself unconditionally and became a global icon and inspiration to people everywhere.


Watch on KCTS 9 on your TV, a live stream or stream it on demand starting on the 19th.


Sunday, September 19, 8 pm: Round One: The Greatest (1942–1964)

Monday, September 20, 8 pm: Round Two: What’s My Name? (1964–1970)

Tuesday, September 21, 8 pm: Round Three: The Rivalry (1970–1974)

Wednesday, September 22, 8 pm: Round Four: The Spell Remains (1974–2016)



More info on the local KCTS 9 virtual event:

Join KCTS 9 for a virtual event at 6:30 pm on Thursday, September 23 to celebrate the release of the new Ken Burns Muhammad Ali documentary. We’ll consider the legendary boxer’s enduring impact on athletes and activism through conversation, art, and clips from the film.

Speakers: Art Thiel (moderator), Gerald Early, Joshua Ford, Imraan Siddiqi and Mike Bethea

Art Collaborations: Schack Art Center, Keegan Hall

Link to register for the event:

Sign on by 6:20 to see the pre-event slide show!

The Winners

2021 Grand Prize

Artist: Emma Artz
Title: Against the Odds
Grade: 12 School: Kirkland, WA

Artist: Maya Kostick
Title: Flower Power
Grade: 9 School: Monroe, WA

Artist: Kristi Lee
Title: Untitled
Grade: 12 School: Renton, WA

Artist: Grace Park
Title: Untitled Collage
Grade: 12 School: Bellevue, WA