Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts

Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts

About the Awards

Each year the American Bar Association presents these awards to recognize work in media and the arts published or presented during the preceding year that have been exemplary in helping to foster the American public’s understanding of law and the legal system.

2019 - Winners Announced

Selection Criteria and Entry Requirements

The American Bar Association has established the following criteria for selecting entries to receive Gavel Awards: the extent to which entry addresses the Gavel Awards’ purpose/objectives; educational value of legal information or issues treated; and the impact on, or outreach to, the public. Please click the link to learn more.

2018 Silver Gavel Award Winners

2018 Silver Gavel Award Winners

2018 Silver Gavel Award Winners

The winners have been selected for the 2018 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts, which recognize outstanding work that fosters the American public’s understanding of law and the legal system. This is the ABA’s highest honor in recognition of this purpose.

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Objectives

The Silver Gavel Awards competition recognizes publications, multimedia, and programs that meet one or more of these objectives:

  • Educate the public about the American constitutional/legal system and the fundamental principles and values upon which it is based (this may include both domestic and international issues or comparative perspectives).
  • Educate the public about the operations of legal institutions (e.g., the courts, legislatures, regulatory agencies, prisons, and law enforcement agencies) and the role lawyers and other legal professionals play in the justice system.
  • Encourage public support for improvements in the American justice system by informing the public about current practices, policies, and issues.

Eligible Categories

  • Books
  • Commentary
  • Documentaries
  • Drama & Literature
  • Magazines
  • Multimedia
  • Newspapers
  • Radio
  • Television

 

2017 American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award Winners

On May 10, 2017 The American Bar Association announced its selections for the 2017 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts.

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2016 American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award Winners

On May 11, 2016 The American Bar Association announced its selections for the 2016 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts.

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Archives

This page serves as an archive for past entries for the Silver Gavel Awards.

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For additional information about the Silver Gavel Awards, please contact:

American Bar Association 
Division for Public Education 
321 N. Clark St., 17.2 
Chicago, IL 60654 
312/988-5719 (phone) 
312/988-5494 (fax attn: Gavel Awards) 
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