Law Day Outstanding Activity Awards

Recognizing outstanding programs that promote public understanding of law and integrate the annual Law Day theme into activities that serve the community.

Award Categories

  • Outstanding Public Programs (audience less than 10,000)
  • Outstanding Public Programs (audience 10,000-50,000)
  • Outstanding Public Programs (audience greater than 50,000)
  • Outstanding School Programs (school/district less than 10,000 students)
  • Outstanding School Programs (school/district more than 10,000 students)

Entrants may submit for up to two categories but may win in only one category.


Any individual, group, or organization that implements a Law Day program is eligible to enter.

How to Enter

Entries are submitted via an online entry form.

Entry form:

The entry form allows submissions of the following under the following conditions:

·       Contact information for entry

·       Activity Narrative (not to exceed 300 words)

  • Work Products may be linked to or uploaded (up to 5 links or file uploads)
    • Programs/flyers
    • Press releases
    • Proclamations
    • White papers
    • Exhibition websites
    • Video
  • Supporting Materials may be linked to or uploaded (up to 10 pages, submit via one link or file upload)
    • Articles about your activity
    • Letters of support and thanks, etc.
  • Activity Photographs (up to 10 photos, submit via one link or file upload)
    • Describe your program, its impact on the audience, and any effect it has beyond Law Day


Submissions are judged on the following criteria:

  • How well the activity expands public awareness of the rule of law
  • How well the entry highlights the Law Day theme, or another substantive theme
  • How well the program engages the target audience(s)
  • How well the program forged partnerships with community groups, schools, and the legal community
  • Quality and innovation of the program
  • If there is an impact beyond Law Day


Award winners receive an official letter statement of award from the American Bar Association, and a discount code to be used on the following year’s Law Day merchandise in the ABA webstore.


Entries must be emailed by 11:59 PM (PDT) by July 31, 2021.

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