2016 ABA YLD Law Day Art Contest

About the Contest

This annual contest provides a wonderful opportunity to learn about our legal system, justice, get creative and win prizes. The contest can be incorporated into a curriculum, offered as extra credit, or just done for fun. Individual and groups submissions are welcomed.

Students are allowed to submit an art piece which may be represented in two-dimensions to be entered in the Law Day Art Contest. Students are encouraged to use their creativity and create art pieces in any medium desired (including, but not limited to, drawings, paintings, films, photographs, graphic novels, comics, etc.).

The Law Day Art Contest is open to students, student groups, and classes attending a public or private high school, or being home schooled, within the United States and in grades 9-12 or the equivalent.

All qualified participants under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardian sign the Parental Permission Release Form, and each Entry Form must be signed by an adult.

2016 Law Day Theme:  In 2016, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of perhaps the nation’s best-known U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. The Miranda Warning has become ingrained in law enforcement and has permeated popular consciousness through countless recitations in films and television shows. Yet Miranda is only part of the story when it comes to the procedures for ensuring justice. The 2016 Law Day theme — Miranda: More than Words — will explore the procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty. Read more about this year's theme.

Submission: Students will create a two-dimensional representation of an art piece (including, but not limited to, drawings, paintings, videos, photographs, graphic novels, comics, etc., exploring the procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty. Please note artwork should be no larger than 11" x 17".

Eligibility: The Law Day Contest is open to students, student groups, and classes attending a public or private high school, or being home schooled, within the United States and in grades 9-12 or the equivalent.

All qualified participants under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardian sign the Parental Permission Release Form, and each Entry Form must be signed by an adult. 

Entry Deadline: March 31, 2016

Recognition and Awards: Runners-up for both the individual and team categories will receive prizes with a value not to exceed $250.00 and winners for both the individual and team categories will receive prizes with a value not to exceed $750.00.

See the official rules for more information.

Co-sponsors: the ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence and the ABA Division for Public Education

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