2015 ABA YLD Law Day Art Contest

The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division today announced that Koo Ye Won of Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine, CA has won its fifth annual Law Day Art Contest for single entry and that Katrina Jakel and Anna Vo of Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy in Denver, CO won first place in the group submission category. 

Ye Won’s artwork titled “Weight of the Freedom,” (PDF) is based on this year’s Law Day theme, “MAGNA CARTA: Symbol of Freedom Under Law.” 

In the spirit of collaboration, Jakel and Vo’s artwork was titled “The Magna Carta and You.” (ZIP)

Mean-hie Kim, of Crean Lutheran High School, was the runner-up in the single-entry category. Kalina Gallardo, Monica Garcia and Adrian Ortiz of the Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy in Denver, CO were runners-up in the group category.

Both winners and runners-up of the contest will receive prizes up to $750.00. Finalists were evaluated based on originality, creativity, quality and relevance to the contest theme.

Congratulations to the winners of this years Law Day Art Contest! We encourage schools, teachers and students to continue to participate. The contest will reopen in December 2015.  

Co-sponsors of the contest were the ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence and the ABA Division for Public Education

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. 

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.

Questions? Please contact YLD Administrator, Tara Blasingame.