Apply for an award if you've developed a great product or program that helps people better understand the law and its role in society. If you're looking for award-winning program ideas, resources and models for your own public education efforts, check out the winners of the awards, too. Click on the links below to begin exploring.

  •  Silver Gavel Awards for Media & The Arts

  • The overall purpose of the Gavel Awards is to recognize annually eligible entries from communications media that have been exemplary in helping to foster the American public's understanding of the law and the legal system.

     Outstanding Law Day Activity Awards
    This program lets outstanding state and local programs get the national recognition they deserve. Awards are given to programs that have found creative ways of reaching out to schools and the community, and have forged strong partnerships with other groups to deliver the message about the benefits of the rule of law.

     Judge Edward R. Finch Law Day Speech Awards
    This program focuses on original speeches that clearly enrich the public's understanding of law and appreciation of the role law plays in our society. We now accept video or audio tapes, as well as transcripts, for consideration.

     Isidore Starr Award for LRE
    The Isidore Starr Award for Excellence in Law-Related Education was established in 1983 by the American Bar Association to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of law-related education (LRE).

Other ABA entities offer awards and contests, too.
Visit the ABA Division for Bar Services for more information.