2015 ABA YLD Law Day Art 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. 

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


About the Theme

The 2015 Law Day theme is “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law." Perhaps more than any other document in human history, Magna Carta has come to embody a simple but enduring truth: No one, no matter how powerful, is above the law. In the eight centuries that have elapsed since Magna Carta was sealed in 1215, it has taken root as an international symbol of the rule of law and as an inspiration for many basic rights Americans hold dear today, including due process, habeas corpus, trial by jury, and the right to travel. Read more about this year's theme.

About the Contest

Submission: Students will create an art piece (including, but not limited to, drawings, paintings, videos, photographs, graphic novels, comics etc.) celebrating the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta in June of 1215. 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, 2015

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.

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